Black Panther Stars To Feature In Series Based On Chimamanda Adichie's Book
Kenyan Hollywood actress, Lupita Nyong'o got the rights to adapt Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's 'Americanah' four years ago.
Apart from reports of David Oyelowo joining the Nyong'o-led cast, there has not been any news about the adaptation since she got the rights.
A month ago, it was reported that the acclaimed novel would be made into a miniseries, not a movie as was initially announced.
Now, a writer for the project had been revealed, and its Lupita's co-star on the Black panther project, and fellow African, Danai Gurira (Black Panther, The Walking Dead).
This will mark the third time Nyong'o and Gurira work together. Prior to playing Nakia and Okoye, on Black Panther
Gurira, who is also a playwright wrote Eclipsed — the play that landed Nyong'o her first Tony nomination.
Speaking with Extra, Nyong'o revealed that the Americanah adaptation is the next project on her docket.
The book follows the story of two young Nigerian immigrants, Ifemelu and Obinze, who face a lifetime of struggle while their love story endures.
Gurira and Lupita will be executive producers of whole project.
This will be the second Chimamanda Adichie novel adapted to screen after Half Of A Yellow Sun.