Variety reports that British actor of Nigerian descent David Oyelowo will also star in the adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie‘s book “Americanah”.
Oyelowo is currently making waves and getting Oscar buzz for his portrayal of Martin Luther King in “Selma“. His role in Americanah is yet to be known.
The story is centered on young Nigerian immigrants who face a lifetime of struggle while their relationship endures.
Brad Pitt‘s production company Plan B will produce the movie. There is no production date set as they are still searching a writer and director.