LUPITA NYONG’O IN TALKS TO STAR IN SCI-FI THRILLER ‘INTELLIGENT LIFE’!

On the heels of her role in the biggest blockbuster of the year, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o is in talks to star in sci-fi thriller Intelligent Life.

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Selma director Ava Duvernay is reportedly in line to direct the film. The script, penned by Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World) and Derek Connolly, is an updated version of the duos project called The Ambassador.

The story follows a U.N. worker tasked with heading up a department representing humans in case of alien contact. The U.N. worker falls for an enigmatic woman who is in fact an alien. Nyong’o would be cast as the mysterious woman at the heart of the alien contact. The likely big budget endeavor will come from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment.

Nyong’o will next be seen in Disney’s The Jungle Book out in April and also in Queen of Katwe later in the year, opposite David Oyelowo.

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