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Lupita Nyong’o and Ava DuVernay Might Team Up for a Sci-Fi Thriller Called Intelligent Life

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Lupita Nyong’o and her extraterrestrial chops have been tapped for a role in a closer galaxy, as THR reports the Star Wars actress is in talks to take a turn as another alien. If negotiations go as planned, Nyong’o will star in the earthbound Intelligent Life, a sci-fi thriller coming from Amblin Entertainment. The trade notes Ava DuVernay might also receive an offer to direct. Jurassic World’s Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly have already written the script, which tells the story of a U.N. worker-turned-interstellar ambassador who “falls in love with a mysterious woman, [Nyong’o], who turns out to be an alien.” No word yet if this role also requires a fondness for Chewie or those tasty mocap dots, but you should know fairly soon, as production is slated to begin this summer.

Nyong’o Might Star in DuVernay-Helmed Thriller