Wednesday, 17 December 2014

# Actor # Actress

David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong'o to star in 'Americanah' adaptation

British actor David Oyelowo will star opposite Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o in the film adaptation of critically- acclaimed romance novel 'Americanah'.

The Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie book is about two young Nigerian immigrants whose love endures despite hardships, reported Variety. The two Oscar darlings will play Nigerian high-school sweethearts torn apart after they emigrate to different countries. Producing the film alongside Nyong'o is Brad Pitt, who is likely scouring Adichie's book to find the one nice white person he can play.

Oyelowo, 38, has landed a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor for his role as US civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr in historical drama film 'Selma'.

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