Danai Gurira will write Lupita Nyong’o’s Americanah adaptation

It’s their second collaboration as writer and actor.

March 01, 2018
Danai Gurira will write Lupita Nyong’o’s <i>Americanah</i> adaptation Danai Gurira and Lupita Nyong'o at DANAI x One x Love Our Girls on February 12, 2018.   Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images

Lupita Nyong'o optioned the rights to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah back in 2014, just a year after the best-selling novel's release. But the project has apparently only recently taken real shape. In an interview with Extra from January, Nyong'o confirmed that her Black Panther co-star Danai Gurira will write the adaptation, which is set to become a miniseries, while Nyong'o herself will star.

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This is the second collaboration between the two as actor and writer. Gurira, who's an accomplished playwright as well as an actress, penned Eclipsed, for which Nyong'o won a Tony award (Guirira was also nominated).

Danai Gurira will write Lupita Nyong’o’s Americanah adaptation