The film adaptation of Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel “Americanah” is underway. Last summer, Lupita Nyong’o signed on to play the lead character, and now David Oyelowo is slated to star opposite her as the film’s male lead. From Time:

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.

(h/t Jezebel)