According to BuzzFeed, Lupita Nyong’o is developing Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel, Americanah, into a feature film. It’s about a young Nigerian woman who emigrates to America for a university education.
“It is such an honor to have the opportunity to bring Ms. Adichie’s brilliant book to the screen,” Nyong’o said in a statement. “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.”
The actress will also star in the film adaption of Americanah.