Cinemafrique: Lupita Nyong'o In 'Americanah,' Sophie Okonedo Wins A Tony, Uzo Aduba On Funny Or Die + More
The latest in Okayafrica's Cinemafrique features African film and TV news on Lupita Nyong'o, Sophie Okonedo wins at the Tony's and more.
Lupita Nyong’o Set To Produce and Star in Motion Picture Adaptation of Americanah
Oscar-winning Kenyan actress, writer and director Lupita Nyong’o has signed on to produce and star in a film adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s award-winning novel Americanah. The Star Wars cast member acquired the rights to produce the diasporic love story in conjunction with D2 Productions, Potboiler Productions and Brad Pitt’s Plan B Productions. Americanah will be the second of Adichie’s novels to be translated to the silver screen.