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Actor David Oyelowo is ending the year with a bang! Not only has he secured a Golden Globe nomination for his role in Selma, but he has also landed a part in the indie flick Americanah – which is based on the novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

The film which also features another rising star, Lupita Nyong’o, centers around young Nigerian couple who deal with the typical issues that immigrants in a foreign land. The main story will detail how the couple navigates the struggles that arise from their need to assimilate while they try to maintain their relationship.

Brad Pitt’s production company, Plan B will be producing the film. The company also worked on the Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave as well as the upcoming critically acclaimed – Selma.

News of the casting has created excitement and anticipation especially with the awesome pairing of Oyelowo and Nyong’o.

This definitely proves that both actors are mapping their career trajectories in accordance with their talent which is refreshingly encouraging.

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