Lupita Nyong’o in contention for ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’


It-girl Lupita Nyong’o received her official coronation earlier this month when the Academy awarded her the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for 12 Years a Slave.

Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, she might be shot into the stratosphere with a leading role in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars sequel.

Latino Review first broke the news, suggesting Nyong’o might be in the running to play a major sith character.

Her reps responded cagily: “We’re not allowed to talk about that.”

THR received further confirmation of her meeting for the part, though they have heard she’s up to play one of Obi-Wan Kenobi’s descendants.

Adam Driver and Jesse Plemons have previously been linked to parts in the flick.

Hopefully, Disney will start announcing something solid about Star Wars: Episode VII in the coming weeks.

It’s set to arrive in cinemas late 2015.

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