Academy Award winning Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o optioned and got the film rights to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie‘s latest novel – Americanah.
In an interview with Lola Ogunnaike on Arise Entertainment in March 2014, the Nigerian author hinted that she will be working with Lupita. She said Lupita read Americanah, loved it and “will be making an announcement soon” – watch it here.
Today at Stylist Magazine‘s Stylist Book Club Inaugural Session held at the Waldorf Hilton in UK, she shared the big news.
Lupita Nyong'o has optioned rights for the film version of Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie confirms #stylistbookclub— Stylist Magazine (@StylistMagazine) May 29, 2014
It hasn't been picked up widely yet, but is legit. Its from the Stylist Magazine (UK mag)'s book club event which Chimamanda attended.