David Oyelowo will star opposite Lupita Nyong'o in the film adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's 2013 book Americanah, a story about a Nigerian couple's emigration to the U.S. and U.K. Oyelowo recently landed a Golden Globe nomination for his role in Ava Duvernay's Selma. Variety reports (h/t Time):
Brad Pitt is producing through his Plan B production banner along with Nyong'o and Andrea Calderwood. Plan B produced "Selma" and after having such a good experience working with them Oyelowo jumped at the opportunity to board another project they were producing.
The film is now looking to attach a writer and director with no production start date set yet.
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