Selma’s David Oyelowo Is Joining Lupita Nyong’o in Americanah to Win All the Oscars

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The good thing about producing a film you’re also starring in is that you get to cast your own onscreen boyfriend. According to Variety, Lupita Nyong’o has landed Selma star David Oyelowo as her co-star in the screen adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah that she’s developing. It’s flawless casting. The two Oscar darlings will play Nigerian high-school sweethearts torn apart after they emigrate to different countries. Producing the film alongside Nyong’o is Brad Pitt, who is likely scouring Adichie’s book to find the one nice white person he can play.

David Oyelowo Joins Lupita Nyong’o’s Americanah