Lupita Nyong’o is reuniting with Plan B and has secured with D2 Productions and Potboiler Productions rights to develop Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel Americanah. Separately, Judi Dench has boarded Tulip Fever.
Nyong’o, fresh from her supporting actress Oscar win for 12 Years A Slave, will also star in the story of Nigerians in love caught up in the immigration experience.
The rising star is currently working on J J Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII and will next lend her voice to Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book.
Judi Dench has joined the cast of The Weinstein Company’s Tulip Fever and will play The Abbess of St Ursula’s, a rescuer of orphans.
Matthew Morrison, Cara Delevingne and Cressida Bonas have also joined the UK production, currently shooting in the UK.
Tom Stoppard adapted the screenplay from Deborah Moggach’s romance novel of the same name and Ruby Films’ Alison Owen produces.