adichie-chimamanda-lupita-nyogoIn a recent interview,  Adichie mentions a possible collaboration with Lupita N’yongo on something having to do with Americanah.

I’m connecting the dots here and hoping that the Kenyan Oscar-winner is going to star in a film adaptation of Americanah, Adichie’s most recent novel. But, as Adichie says, we’ll just have to wait for an announcement that Lupita is supposed to make very soon.

The interview is lovely, but if you’re impatient fast-forward to the 6-minute point. Watch!

 

 

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  1. Fati 2014/03/15 at 06:24 #

    I too am holding my breath…

    I personally felt the media over-hyped Lupita’s role in the movie a tad and that it wasn’t exactly an ‘Oscar-worthy’ performance (it was good but…). That being said, and based on her recent interviews, I see her genius shining through and I believe that she will be a force to reckon with when she gets “the part” that will be her magnum opus.

    Loving Americanah as I do, I think Chimamanda needs to get on the job and SERIOUSLY consider it.

    I’ll be waiting with you!

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