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Lupita Nyong’o to produce and star in ‘Americanah’

Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave actress and now Star Wars cast-member Lupita Nyong’o is set to produce and play the lead in the adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel Americanah. According to The Hollywood Reporter, rights to the book were picked up by Brad Pitt’s production company Plan B, who were also responsible for bringing 12 […]

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Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie join ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

Lucasfilm has announced the newest additions to Star Wars: Episode VII, and they’re just the greatest. Welcome Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o and Game of Thrones breakout Gwendoline Christie to the cosmos, superfans. Nyong’o, who picked up the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for 12 Years a Slave, had been rumoured to be circling a part in the epic space drama […]

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Lupita Nyong’o & Scarlett Johansson in talks for ‘The Jungle Book’

Lupita Nyong’o is close to booking her first post-Oscar role (that is, unless she’s secretly shooting Star Wars Episode VII as we speak). According to THR, the 12 Years a Slave starlet will voice Rakcha, the mother wolf who adopts Mowgli in the live-action/CG hybrid adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. Scarlett Johansson is […]

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’12 Years a Slave’ takes Best Picture at the 86th Academy Awards

12 Years a Slave prevailed over Gravity and American Hustle in what was one of the most hotly contested Oscars in years, walking away with the coveted Best Picture crown in Los Angeles yesterday. The film enjoyed two other victories, winning Best Supporting Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay. First-time film star Lupita Nyong’o collected the […]

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