And let us rejoice!

It looks as though Americanah is getting a movie adaptation! Yesterday, during a talk atbStylist Magazine‘s Stylist Book Club Inaugural Session, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie confirmed that Lupita Nyong’o has optioned the film rights for the movie!

I’ll give you a few minutes to let that sink in!

Bella Naija, posted the tweet from the book club which confirmed the information:

If you haven’t read Americanah, run, don’t walk and read it this weekend!

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  • Somebody

    What does “optioned the film rights” mean? Will Nyong’o star in the movie or direct it? Either way, I’m excited.

    • BSuga

      A book option means that you reserve the rights for a limited period of
      time in order to make the film, and you pay the author and/or publishing
      company a stipend based on those rights. For example, you may pay
      $100,000 for a 1 year option on a book. The author receives a
      percentage, such as $10,000, and they receive the balance if the film is
      made that year. After an option expires, you may be able to option it
      for another year.

  • Lisss

    YEEEESSSSS!!!! Because Lawd knows they done screwed up “Half of a Yellow sun”. Now if someone could make “Purple Hibiscus”, my world would be allright.

    • IO505

      lol That’s why when a movie is made of a book I really enjoyed, I’m usually not inclined to watch it.

    • Stacy L.

      I’ve read Purple Hibiscus, that would be an awesome film.

  • shybookworm

    So proud of this woman–go get it, Lupita!

  • Mary Burrell

    I haven’t read the book, but i am happy if this is another opportunity for Lupita.

  • copelli21

    This is more than just an acting opportunity.

    Props to Lupita for being so pro-active and making sure films that reflect the stories she wants to see is put out for public consumption.

    You can’t sit back on your heels hoping someone will make films about our stories. We have to go out there and do it ourselves.

    Kudos to Lupita for taking that first step. That is how you get it done.