An update on the recent announcement that Lupita Nyong’o had optioned film rights to author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s latest novel “Americanah”…
Lupita Nyong’o & Brad Pitt Reuniting For 'Americanah' Film Adaptation
Today brings word that the actress will reunite with Brad Pitt’s Plan B shingle (“12 Years A Slave”) on the project, with D2 Productions and Potboiler Productions partnering with her in securing rights to develop Adichie’s novel.
Of course Ms Nyong’o, fresh off her supporting actress Oscar win for “12 Years A Slave,” will also star in the story on the immigrant experience from the POV of Nigerians in America.
The rising star is currently working on J J Abrams’ “Star Wars: Episode VII,” and will next give voice to a character in Jon Favreau’s “The Jungle Book,” set up at Disney.
No ETA yet, but with Pitt’s support, I suspect it will get done sooner than later.
I should note that, in addition to producing Steve McQueen’s “12 Years A Slave,” Pitt’s Plan B production company is also doing the same for Ava DuVernay’s “Selma.”