Back in March we told you that Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o had snagged the movie rights to Chimamanda Adichie‘s novel Americanah & the novelist also confirmed Lupita would be starring in the lead role.
It has now been revealed that Nigerian/British actor David Oyelowo would be starring along side Lupi, while Brad Pitt is producing the movie along with Lupita Nyong’o and Andrea Calderwood.
David Oyelowo is currently riding high in Hollywood after securing a Golden Globe nomination for his work in “Selma,”
Americanah is the story of a pair of young Nigerian immigrants who face a lifetime of struggle while their relationship endures. Production begins in the middle of 2015.