The Oscar award wining actress, Face of Lancome and cast of the film “Star Wars” episode VII Lupita Nyong’o has acquired the right to make a film of Chimamanda Adichie’s new novel the Americanah.
This she confirmed on her instagram page stating “Yes!!! ‘Tis is true: I acquired the rights to make a film of this amazing book by this amazing writer”. In a statement issued on thursday, it is believed that she is partnering with Plan B, the production company of her “12 Years a Slave” co-star Brad Pitt, along with D2 Productions and Potboiler Productions.
The Novel Americana is a powerful novel that depicts a narrative experience of a Nigerian who relocated to America at a very tender. Love, culture exposition and social critique are main theme of the novel.
In her review of the novel, Lupita said, “Page after page I was struck by Ifemelu and Obinze’s stories, whose experiences as African immigrants are so specific and also so imminently relatable. It is a thrilling challenge to tell a truly international story so full of love, humor and heart.”
Born in Mexico City to Kenyan parents, raised in Nairobi and trained at the Yale School of Drama, Nyong’o, 31, has skyrocketed to fame in the past year. She won a supporting-actress Oscar for her debut role in “12 Years a Slave” and also emerged as a style icon thanks to faultless red-carpet looks.
In April, she graced the cover of People as the magazine’s most beautiful person, and earlier this week she joined the cast of “Star Wars: Episode VII,” which could vault her to a new level of mainstream recognition.
Behind the camera, Nyong’o also directed, edited and produced the 2009 documentary “In My Genes,” about the treatment of Kenya’s albino population