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Chimamanda’s Novel “Americanah” Is Getting A Hollywood Adaptation


Lupita Nyong’o is set to reteam with Brad Pitt’s Plan B
production company on the drama ‘Americanah’.
Plan B, which produced 12 Years a Slave, has acquired big-
screen rights to the Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie-penned
novel and will produce alongside D2 Prods. and Potboiler
Prods. (The Last King of Scotland, Generation Kill).
Lupita Nyong’o, who won the best supporting
actress prize in March for her turn in Steve
McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, is set for a lead
role in Americanah, and will also produce it.
“It is such an honour to have the opportunity
to bring Ms Adichie’s brilliant book to the
screen,” Nyong’o said. “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, humour
and heart.”
Americanah is the epic love story of young Nigerians, a
romance that spans continents, visas, phone cards and
breakups, while exploring the cruelties and the humor of
both the modern immigrant experience and the difficulty of
finding your way home. The novel was the winner of the
2013 National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction and was
selected as one of the 10 best books of the year byThe New
York Times Book Review, the BBC andNewsday.
Adichie is the MacArthur Fellowship-winning author of the
novels Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow Sun, the film
adaptation of which recently premiered in the United
Kingdom and Nigeria.

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