Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Kevin Feige:
My Movie Life

The Marvel supremo's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: Get 6 Issues For £15
Get Empire magazine today and save money!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
New The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Stills
Katniss and co are ready for action
New Teaser Poster For The Imitation Game Arrives Online
Cumberbatch's Turing adjusts his valves
Sony Wants Channing Tatum Struck By Genius
The story of a real-life brain mystery
New Interstellar Poster Lands
Matthew McConaughey looks to the stars
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
14 September 2014
More Obi-Wan Kenobi Spin-Off Rumours Surface
Could the Jedi Master score his own film at last?
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Star Wars: Episode VII
18 December 2015
This Is Where I Leave You
24 October 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
What If (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Tracks (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Non-Stop (2014)
Empire Star Rating
12 Years A Slave (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Lupita Nyong'o Among Those In The Star Wars Rumour Vortex
She met with J. J. Abrams about the film...

16 March 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Lupita-Nyongo-in-Star-Wars-Rumour-Vortex

While Lupita Nyong’o’s phone has been steadily ringing with offers since she scored her Best Supporting Actress Oscar, her work in 12 Years A Slave was already generating plenty of attention. J. J. Abrams was definitely interested in meeting her, which means we can add her to the list of actresses potentially snagging the female lead in Star Wars: Episode VII.

Though the most recent attention has been on the shortlist for the male side of the hero duo (and Adam Driver’s rumoured offer to become the movie’s villain), Nyong’o is just the latest name brought up in connection to the project, which has seen Abrams and Lucasfilm / Disney meeting with thousands of actors in a long trawl to find the right talent to continue the story set in a galaxy far, far away.

And, of course, make sure you have the Rumour Alert Klaxon handy, as without official confirmation from the studio or Abrams’ camp, we still don’t know exactly who will be in the new Star Wars, nor what they will be up to. Nyong’o would certainly be a great addition to the cast, and the role would give her a chance to do something very different from Patsey. Hopefully, she’ll also get a few more lines than in Non-Stop.

Abrams is planning to start shooting the new Star Wars episode later this spring in the UK and Los Angeles. The film will hit cinemas on December 18, 2015. Meanwhile, why not check out everything we know about the movie so far?


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Walton Goggins Joins American Ultra
Finds the healing power of Laugher
First Look At TV's New Constantine
Update: It's going to series

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Future Of Film: Cinema Will Cross The Uncanny Valley
The future of VFX, from believable digital humans to underwater mocap

The Future Of Film: There Will Be Another Indie Golden Age
Independent producers are growing from micro-budgets to something a lot bigger

Empire's Epic Interstellar Subscribers' Cover
The countdown begins to Christopher Nolan's sci-fi masterpiece

The Future Of Film: Your Favourite Movie WIll Be Crowdfunded
Click here to donate

The Empire Podcast #128: Interviews With Sir Roger Moore And George MacKay
Plus we say goodbye to Richard Kiel and the British Expendables are assembled...

Shut Up, World! Gary Busey Is Talking!
Strap yourselves in and meet a true Hollywood original.

Classic Feature: Gods Among Us - Paul Newman
A cat so cool he makes Steve McQueen look geeky.

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)