Lupita Nyong'o Options the Film Rights to Americanah

We have been waiting so long for a new Lupita Nyong'o film project, and our patience may finally be rewarded. As announced by Americanah author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie herself, Nyong'o has optioned the film rights to the book.

According to The Root, Adichie had previously given an interview about how much Nyong'o loved the book and that there would be an announcement about a film collaboration between the two soon. Well, now it's here! And it seems like the perfect project for Nyong'o, given how the critically acclaimed book features such a meaty starring role for an actress. It's also thrilling that Nyong'o is getting behind the scenes to bring films about women to the screen.

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