David Oyelowo to Star in ‘Americanah’

David Oyelowo is having an amazing year. Not only is the actor being nominated for his performance in the Ava DuVernay-directed Selma, but he will also be starring alongside Lupita Nyong’o in the film Americanah.

The film, based on Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s best-selling novel, Americanah, unveils the story of two Nigerian immigrants and the adversities they face during their relationship.

Adichie’s novel explored topics of race, education and culture shock, which led to a provocative read that gained accolades at the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction.


In early 2014, Lupita optioned rights to the film and will serve as a producer along with Brad Pitt.

As of now, there is no production date nor a writer for Americanah.

Nevertheless, this is a film we’re looking forward to seeing!