Chimamanda Adichie hinted that Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o would be starring in the movie adaptation of her newest novel “Americanah” Back in March. It turns out that the Kenyan star has optioned the movie rights to the book. Chimamanda herself confimed the news yesterday at the Stylist Magazine‘s Stylist Book Club which went down at the Waldorf Hilton in London. What this means is that Chimamanda has sold the rights of her book to Mupita Nyong’o to develop it into a movie. It is not known whether Lupita would star in it or just produce it.
This would be the second Chimamanda Adichie novel to be turned into a movie after Half Of A Yellow Sun, which stars Chiwetel Ejiofor and is currently showing worldwide.