Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira are the presents that carry on giving. After starring within the immensely profitable Black Panther, for which each actresses obtained rave opinions, Nyong’o and Gurira have introduced that they are going to be teaming up once more, this time to put in writing the screenplay for revered feminist writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s best-selling novel Americanah. The difference, which will probably be a TV miniseries, has been within the works for a while. Nyong’o beforehand acquired the rights to the ebook again in 2014, however having starred in 5 Star Wars movies, The Jungle Guide, and Black Panther, in addition to many others, the mission has been barely on the again burner.
Now, with the assistance of Gurira, it’s full steam forward. Brad Pitt was introduced as a producer in 2014, with David Oyelowo slated to star. The Americanah adaptation marks the third time Nyong’o and Gurira could have joined inventive forces. In 2015, Nyong’o starred in Eclipsed, a Broadway play written by Gurira. Set in 2003, it follows 5 ladies and their battle for survival through the finish of the Second Liberian Civil Conflict. Nyong’o’s efficiency received her a Tony nomination and a long-term collaborator in Gurira.
The pair could also be making cinematic historical past along with Black Panther, however their relationship is way from being all work and no play. This time final yr, the pair threw a joint birthday celebration (Coming to America themed, in line with their glorious cinematic style). Since immediately marks Nyong’o’s 35th birthday, we’re hoping a effectively earned huge night time out is within the playing cards as soon as extra. Cheers to our favourite mates of 2018.