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Lupita Nyong'o and Danai Gurira are adapting Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah for TV

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Two of Wakanda’s most kickass ass-kickers are teaming up again, with Konbini reporting that Black Panther stars Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira will soon be reuniting for a TV miniseries adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah. Nyong’o has had the rights to Adichie’s novel, about a pair of star-crossed lovers torn apart when they immigrate to the West from Nigeria, for a while now; she was originally planning to turn it into a film, with fellow Panther alum Daniel Oleyowo supposedly set to star.

Gurira and Nyong’o are long-time collaborators; Gurira—who’s also a celebrated playwright, beyond her abilities as a charismatic warrior in Marvel movies and on The Walking Dead—wrote Eclipsed, the play that scored Nyong’o her first Tony adaptation. The Oscar-winning actress has confirmed that Americanah will be her next project. She’ll play female lead Ifemelu in the miniseries version, while Gurira has signed on to write.


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