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#OscarsSoWhite isn’t stopping women of color from continuing to write, act, direct and produce awesome television shows and films. We’re definitely here for this latest collaboration!

Oscar award winning actress and slay goddess, Lupita Nyong’o is currently in negotiations to star in the sci-fi film, “Intelligent Life” directed by Ava DuVernay.

The project is from Steven Spielberg’s production company, Amblin Entertainment. Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow is currently penning the script.

Here are the details of the plot via The Hollywood Reporter:

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.

We’re not sure when either woman finds time to sleep because their both so busy! Lupita is currently starring in the Broadway show, “Eclipsed” and Ava is currently in production on the OWN television series, “Queen Sugar”. Stay tuned for the latest developments regarding the production!


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