David Oyelowo to Star With Lupita Nyong’o in ‘Americanah’

Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo to Star in Americanah

Variety reports that the adaptation of the Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie novel is being produced by Brad Pitt, Nyong'o, and Andrea Calderwood

by #teamEBONY, December 16, 2014

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David Oyelowo to Star With Lupita Nyong’o in ‘Americanah’

David Oyelowo to Star With Lupita Nyong’o in ‘Americanah’

Having already secured a Golden Globe nomination for his work in “Selma,” David Oyelowo is looking to set up his future slate. Sources tell Variety that Oyelowo is set to co-star with Lupita Nyong’o in the indie drama “Americanah.” Based on the Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie novel, the story follows a pair of young Nigerian immigrants who face a lifetime of struggle while their relationship endures.

Brad Pitt is producing through his Plan B production banner along with Nyong’o and Andrea Calderwood. Plan B produced “Selma,” and after having such a good experience working with them, Oyelowo jumped at the opportunity to board another project they were producing.







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