British-Nigerian actor David Oyelowo has been reported to be starring along with Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o for the screen adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie's 'Americanah'.
David Oyelow is well known for his roles in several American movies as well as Hollywood blockbusters and was most recently nominated for a Golden Globe for his role as pacifist Martin Luther King in Selma, a movie about African-American civil rights.
Based on the Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie novel, the story follows a pair of young Nigerian immigrants who face a lifetime of struggle while their relationship endures.
Brad Pitt is producing through his Plan B production banner along with Nyong’o and Andrea Calderwood. The film is now looking to attach a writer and director with no production start date set yet.
Oyelowo has a busy end of the year with “Interstellar,” “Selma” and “A Most Violent Year” all bowing in the last month. He is expected to be in the Oscars conversation for his performance in “Selma,” and can be seen next in the indie “Captive” opposite Kate Mara.