It was widely publicized in 2014 when Lupita Nyongo acquired the film rights for Adichie’s Americanah. Not long after, Brad Pitt’s production company, Plan B joined the project. In the meantime, fans of the novel have been fantasizing about seeing the finished product.
According to Uche Aguh and Dennis Schmitz of UK-based 55Media who created the video: “This concept trailer is a direct pitch to the producers (Plan B, Lupita Nyong’o, Potboiler) of the feature film currently in development, for consideration in the areas of writing and directing (Uche Aguh) and cinematography (Dennis Schmitz) as well as the featured actors involved in the production.
This concept was shot over a period of seven days, on location in London, with an exact budget of $0.00.”
Starring in the 3-minute “concept trailer” are: Isio Danniella Esiekpe as Ifemelu; Damola Adelaja as Obinze; Jamila Wingett as Kosi; Uche Aguh as Blaine; Freddie Scobey as Curt; Winston Sarpong as Kayode; Daniel Annoh as Dike (Teenage); Jinmi Onabolu as Dike (Child); and Fatima Hernandez as Ginika.
It’s not an official trailer, but a bid for 55Media to work on the project. In any case, what do you think? Watch below.