Oscar-winner and living proof of ‘Black Girl Magic’ Lupita Nyong’o has bagged win after win since her debut in Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave.” Not only has she starred in the critically-acclaimed film but she’s also been in blockbusters like “Black Panther,” “The Jungle Book” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” She’s also been showing the world the beauty of Blackness by gracing the covers of leading fashion publications while also raising her voice about important issues like representation and gender equality. It goes without saying that she’s one of the most interesting people in the world right now.
Let’s take a look at some of the interesting future projects that this 2018 Hollywood Walk of Face honoree is attached to star in. The 1989 action film directed by John Woo and starring Chow Yun-fat is a well-beloved Hong Kong cinema classic that is considered a major influence on action film directors like Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez.
With the kind of place it holds in world cinema, it would be sacrilegious to get it wrong. That’s why Universal is updating it with the film’s original director and Lupita Nyong’o as the lead.
This team-up is exciting because Lupita would be able to do some dramatic heavy-lifting while kicking butt as a conscientious assassin who wants to quit the business after one last job. The novel by celebrated Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is getting a TV adaptation and Lupita is behind it.
Lupita would not only star in this TV series but will also produce it as well. The story is a coming-of-age story of a young Nigerian woman who comes to the States to attend university while balancing her life in Nigeria as well as her relationship with her high school classmate. Read more from eurweb.com…
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