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    Lupita Nyong'o, Bradford Young, Barkhad Abdi, Others Are 2014 Academy Membership Invitees

    Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2014.

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    Lupita Nyong'o Becomes 2nd African Woman to Land Vogue Cover

    Of the novel "Americanah," Nyong'o says, "It's an unabashedly romantic book, really inspiring and uplifting. I found myself in [the] pages."

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    Page to Screen Possibilities for Lupita Nyong'o's Adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's 'Americanah'

    With the recent news that Lupita Nyong'o has optioned the novel to adapt for the screen, one question is already off the table: Who would play Ifemelu?

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    Lupita Nyong’o & Brad Pitt Reuniting For 'Americanah' Film Adaptation

    D2 Productions and Potboiler Productions are also on board the much anticipation project

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    Lupita Nyong'o Reuniting With Brad Pitt for Post-'Star Wars' Project

    This is turning out to be a great week for Lupita Nyong'o. On Monday it was revealed that the recent Oscar winner had joined the cast of J.J. Abrams' new "Star Wars" entry, and today comes word that she'll also headline the upcoming film adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel "Americanah," w...

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    Lupita Nyong'o is Going to a Galaxy Far, Far Away

    Could the casting of Lupita Nyong'o is Star Wars be the beginning of a new day for women of color in sci-fi and fantasy movies?

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    Star Wars Announces Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie's Additions to the Cast, But Why Did They Wait?

    J.J. Abrams stumbles in the marketing, but gives us all a new hope for the movie.

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    9 Actors Who Succeeded at Making Leap From Indies to Blockbusters and 3 Who Failed

    In honor of Lupita Nyong'o casting in "Star Wars," we've highlighted nine actors who fared well at leaping from indies to blockbusters, and three who didn't follow in their steps.

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    What's Next for Lupita Nyong'o? 'Star Wars'!

    With the Academy Awards in the cultural rearview mirror, many of us wondered when and how we'd see a preternatural talent, and first-time Oscar winner, like Lupita Nyong'o on the big screen again. On Oscar night, the Mexican-born, Kenyan-raised Yale graduate who swept awards season with her sublime ...

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