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After landing an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 12 Years a Slave, recent Star Wars cast addition Lupita Nyong'o is geting ready to reteam with producer Brad Pitt for a new project. A press release has announced that Nyong'o is heading into producing territory as she has teamed with Pitt's Plan B production banner, D2 Productions and Potboiler Productions to land the rights to the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award winning book Americanah, written by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, which will be turned into a feature film starring the Oscar-winning actress. So what's the acclaimed novel about? Read on! Here's the official synopsis for the book, named one of the best of the year by New York Times: Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple »

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