BY SHAMAN MOMOH
Lupita Nyong’o is likely to star in a sci-fi thriller which Ava DuVernay is expected to be approached to direct.
Intelligent Life is being put together by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment.
The Oscar winner is expected to play the woman at the centre of an alien contact in the script, a reworking of an earlier work about a U.N. worker in a department that was created to represent humankind in the event of alien contact.
Written by Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, Intelligent Life is being produced by Frank Marshall.
You will recall that DuVernay received acclaim for her Martin Luther King biopic, Selma which picked up several awards. According to The Hollywood Reporter, DuVernay has also been approached by Disney to adapt Madelein L’Engle’s book, “A Wrinkle in Time.”
Nyong’o’s acting credits include 12 Years a Slave, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Queen of Katwe.