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Lupita Nyong’o & Danai Gurira Adapting ‘Americanah’

After the success of Black Panther, actors Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira will be teaming up once again. According to reports, the pair is adapting Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s best-selling novel Americanah into a TV miniseries. The story is a tale of two star-crossed lovers from Nigeria. Gurira signed on to write the script for the adaptation.

This venture will mark the third time the actresses have worked together.  Oscar winner Nyong’o earned a Tony nod  for her work in Eclipsed, a play written by Gurira.

News broke in 2014 that Nyong’o had obtained the rights to the book and would be turning it into a film. Now we know that the novel is being made into a miniseries co-produced by Brad Pitt’s production company, Plan B. Nyong’o previously worked with Pitt and the production company on 12 Years a Slave. David Oyelowo, famous for his role in Selma, has signed on to star in the drama.

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