Are Lupita Nyong'o and Ava DuVernay teaming up for a sci-fi thriller?
February 08, 2016 at 4:02 pm
Word on the street, Lupita Nyong’o is in negotiations to star in sci-fi thriller, Intelligent Life directed by Ava DuVernay.
A solid deal could come within the next 24 hours.
Intelligent Life is a reworking of an earlier Trevorrow-Connolly project titled The Ambassador about a U.N. worker in a department that was created to represent humankind in the event of alien contact. The man falls in love with a mysterious woman who turns out to be an alien. The tone is said to be similar to Trevorrow’s Safety Not Guaranteed and takes The Ambassador to a larger scale story.
Nyong’o will play the woman at the center of the alien contact.
Production could begin as early as this summer. Both leading ladies have major projects in the works. DuVernay is ironing out the kinks with Disney for an adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time. Nyong’o will star in Queen of Katwe opposite David Oyelowo.