David Oyelowo to Star With Lupita Nyong’o in ‘Americanah’

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Having already secured a Golden Globe nomination for his work in “Selma,” David Oyelowo is looking to set up his future slate. Sources tell Variety that Oyelowo is set to co-star with in the indie drama “Americanah.” Based on the novel, the story follows a pair of young Nigerian immigrants who face a lifetime of struggle while their relationship endures. Brad Pitt is producing through his Plan B production banner along with Nyong’o and Andrea Calderwood. Plan B produced “Selma,” and after having such a good experience working with them, Oyelowo jumped at the opportunity to board another project they were producing. The film is now looking to attach a writer and director, with no production start date set yet. Oyelowo has a busy end of the year, with “Interstellar,” “Selma” and “A Most Violent Year” all bowing in the last month.  He is expected to be in the Oscars conversation for his performance in “Selma,” and he can be seen next in the indie “Captive” opposite Kate Mara. Source: VARIETY


  1. Adewumi Taofiq

    December 16, 2014 at 7:02 am

    Nice one

  2. Segun

    December 16, 2014 at 7:02 am

    Hmm ds world go sti end

  3. ikechukwu Nkire

    December 16, 2014 at 7:30 am


  4. Lucky

    December 16, 2014 at 7:36 am

    Both of them are star so the programe gonna be interesting.Wishing them the best.

  5. Chiamaka Emmanuella Onuoha

    December 16, 2014 at 7:38 am

    Luv them both most especially the gal


    December 16, 2014 at 7:44 am


  7. Louis Offor

    December 16, 2014 at 7:49 am

    This production will definitely help David to grow in the industry. It will be nice seeing how well they take on the roles. Seeing how Lupita performed in “14 years A Slave”, i’ll be expecting a very good performance from her too. I wish them a happy busy schedule ahead of the period.

  8. Nnenna Ugwuonah

    December 16, 2014 at 8:11 am

    The pair are going to make a difference in the movie and i cant wait for it to come out so that i will watch them in the movie

  9. Anonymous

    December 16, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Good to know that a Nigerian is making us proud, more powers to your ishan.

  10. akinlabi olawumi

    December 16, 2014 at 9:34 am

    proud to be a nigerian

  11. chris martins

    December 16, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    can t wait to see how dis two mega stars is gona
    perform is gonna be a booooommmmm!!!

  12. Nworgu Uchenna

    December 17, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    Wow…. What a combination… This David Oyelowo has been quite impressive in his recent movies…. I can’t wait to watch their combo… It’s gonna be the bomb.

  13. oloye adeniran

    December 18, 2014 at 5:24 am

    cant wait to see them both star in the new movie and i think av seen this man david in movies before anyways its definitely gonna boost our morale of local artist to step up there games