Said Nyong’o, “It is such an honor to have the opportunity to bring Ms. Adichie’s brilliant book to the screen. Page after page I was struck by Ifemelu and Obinze’s stories, whose experiences as African immigrants are so specific and also so imminently relatable. It is a thrilling challenge to tell a truly international story so full of love, humor and heart.”
She is repped by D2 Management, CAA and Del Shaw. Andrea Calderwood of Potboiler Productions produced the award-winning film The Last King of Scotland, HBO’s multi-Emmy winning Generation Kill; and Adichie’s award-winning Half of a Yellow Sun.