Lupita to Star in Chimamanda’s ‘Americanah’

Be still, our beating hearts.

Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has confirmed that actress Lupita Nyong’o has optioned rights for a film version of her best-selling novel, Americanah.

The book is about a young Nigerian woman who moves to America to obtain a college education.

Better yet, the Oscar-winning actress is slated to star in the film as well, which she will produce along with Brad Pitt.

According to, Adichie hinted at the collaboration earlier this year in the interview below:

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