Lupita Nyong’o Possibly Teaming with Ava DuVernay for Sci-Fi Thriller


Seems that maybe Lupita Nyong’o caught the sci-fi bug on the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The Oscar-winning actress is reportedly in talks to star in an upcoming sci-fi film, written by Colin Trevorrow and directed by Ava DuVernay.

The film, a product of Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment, is called Intelligent Life, and DuVernay is apparently interested in signing on to direct. The film, which Trevorrow co-wrote with Derek Connolly — who also wrote Trevorrow’s Safety Not Guaranteed and Jurassic World — is a reworking of an earlier project, The Ambassador. The gist of the plot is that a U.N. worker has somehow been created and trained to be an ideal representation of humankind should alien life ever come to earth. The worker, of course, falls in love with a woman who is an alien. But, then again, aren’t we all alien — to each other?

Anyway, should this film continue down its current track and get made with both Nyong’o and DuVernay, chances are that DuVernay would fix the script, should it be some run-of-the-mill Jurassic World stuff — she did the same thing with Selma.