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Mira Nair just landed two of the hottest starts right now for her upcoming film. According to Deadline, David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong’o are in negotiations for roles in Disney’s “Queen of Katwe.” “Queen of Katwe” tells the true story of Phiona Mutesi, a young chess prodigy. She hails from a Ugandan slum and works hard to get herself into the World Chess Olympiad. Oyelowo’s character is set for the role of Robert Katende, Phiona’s coach and mentor. Nyong’o will play Harriet Mutesi, Phiona’s mother. William Wheeler wrote the scriptRead More
Since his breakout, Oscar-nominated role in their “12 Years a Slave,” New Regency is eager to stay in business with Chiwetel Ejiofor, with Deadline reporting that the production company has picked up the rights to non-fiction book “Marching Powder” for big screen adaptation and for Ejiofor to star in. Based on Rusty Young and Thomas McFadden’s book “Marching Powder: A True Story of Friendship, Cocaine, and South America’s Strangest Jail,” Ejifor will play McFadden, a convicted British drug trafficker who ran tours inside Bolivia’s San Pedro prison. He teamed upRead More
Chiwetel Ejiofor could be following up his first Oscar nomination with a major role in an iconic franchise, with The Wrap reporting the “12 Years a Slave” star has emerged as the frontrunner to play the main villain in the next James Bond film – “Bond 24” for now – opposite Daniel Craig’s 007. There’s no word yet on who he may play. Ejiofor does not have an official offer and no negotiations have begun yet, but wouldn’t it be great if this ends up happening? Sam Mendes is returningRead More
When it rains, it pours. An Oscar, maybe a “Star Wars” role, and now, maybe a prestige project based on a novel by an award-winning writer. Novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, one of the most prominent African writers, tells NPR that there is some truth to the rumors floating around that Lupita Nyong’o may be involved in an adaptation of her book “Americanah.” Adichie tells NPR, “I can’t confirm, but I admire Lupita very much and she is probably going to option Americanah. … I don’t know what’s going to happen,Read More
It was only a matter of time before newly minted Oscar winner (and fashion icon, and America’s newest sweetheart) Lupita Nyong’o became in demand for something a little bigger than “12 Years a Slave.” Well, it can’t get much bigger than “Star Wars: Episode VII” can it? Latino Review reports the Oscar winner could be very close to signing on for a lead role in the new franchise which has Adam Driver attached in a villainous capacity thus far. The role she is up for is not one of theRead More
And the 2013 awards season comes to an end, with the Academy Awards giving its top prize, Best Picture, to Steve McQueen’s well-deserved “12 Years a Slave.” It had been a nail-biter, with “12 Years” battling it out all the way ’til the end of Oscar night with Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity.” Cuaron took Best Director, a tick in that film’s pro column, but perhaps the big prize had been decided earlier in the evening, when Lupita Nyon’go edged out Jennifer Lawrence for the equally tight Best Supporting Actress race, aRead More
At the very last stop before the Oscars tomorrow night, Film Independent handed out its prizes for the Independent Spirit Awards today, and many Oscar front-runners solidified their status heading into the big event. Most notably, “12 Years a Slave” dominated the day, taking Best Feature, Best Director for Steve McQueen, Best Supporting Actress for Lupita Nyong’o and Best Screenplay for John Ridley.Read More
The Oscar showdown between “12 Years a Slave” and “American Hustle” (and “Gravity”) continued tonight at the Critics’ Choice Awards, and it was the former that got a nice boost on the heels of the Oscar nominations announced this morning. “12 Years a Slave” took home Best Picture, and Lupita Nyong’o, who is expected to go head to head against Jennifer Lawrence in the Best Supporting Actress category on Oscar night, triumphed tonight as well. Best Director went to Alfonso Cuaron for “Gravity,” continuing this strange trend of a Picture-DirectorRead More
Best Picture: “American Hustle” “Captain Phillips” “Dallas Buyers Club” “Gravity” “Her” “Nebraska” “Philomena” “12 Years a Slave” “The Wolf of Wall Street”Read More

Posted On January 12, 2014By Linda GeIn Awards

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