12 YEARS A SLAVE Star Lupita Nyong'o In Talks For STAR WARS EPISODE VII Role

Academy Award winning actress Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave, Non-Stop) is apparently "extremely close" to signing on for a role in J.J Abrams' Star Wars Episode VII. Who will she be playing? Rumour has it that it'll be a Sith! Hit the jump for details.

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By Josh Wilding - 3/14/2014

According to Latino-Review, the latest addition to the cast of Star Wars Episode VII is none other than Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o. She wowed critics in Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave, and is said to be "extremely close to signing onto the movie" after reading for the part for over the past month. While the site goes on to describe it as a major female role which doesn't seem to be in any way tied to the family lines from the original trilogies, they've heard that Nyong'o may be playing a Sith! Her reps response? "We’re not allowed to talk about that." Oh, and in case you're doubting the news, The Hollywood Reporter just confirmed it as you can see from the Tweet below...


Source: Latino-Review
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DrDoom - 3/14/2014, 3:28 PM
Latino Review . . . .

o-o
DEVLIN712 - 3/14/2014, 3:29 PM
So... I think Lupe is overrated, she ain't as good as we're all making out
DEVLIN712 - 3/14/2014, 3:29 PM
One good role is all she got
DEVLIN712 - 3/14/2014, 3:32 PM
Well, THR just confirmed the scoop
MrCBM56 - 3/14/2014, 3:35 PM
She's beautiful. Love her accent. Her oscar winning reaction was awesome.
MsDarkPhoenix - 3/14/2014, 3:38 PM
Lupita is amazing!!! I want more awesome Star Wars news!!

@MrBJ Great movie, did you get an Oscar for it??
ALegendaryPanda - 3/14/2014, 3:43 PM
DAMN! JJ is going after some serious talent with this movie!
Sephiroth - 3/14/2014, 3:43 PM
Good for her, hope she gets a part
InfiniteMonkey - 3/14/2014, 3:43 PM
Congratulations to her if she gets it.

A pity, when Hollywood says diversity, it only applies to black and white.
batz11 - 3/14/2014, 3:44 PM

Is it weird, every time I see a black actor (is that still ok to use? or African American?) I'm disappointed it's not about a Black Panther movie...please Marvel, just do it!
EricTheGreat - 3/14/2014, 3:49 PM
I hope this happens!
Greengo - 3/14/2014, 3:50 PM
Thx for sharing
Greengo - 3/14/2014, 3:50 PM
Cumberbatch is da man!
EricTheGreat - 3/14/2014, 3:50 PM
@InfiniteMonkey its sad but American media/Hollywood ect..... is a Black & White war....
CaptainObvious - 3/14/2014, 3:50 PM
Will they just cast somebody already?
Starfox - 3/14/2014, 3:51 PM
@MrBlackJack If only this were the case...


Nubase - 3/14/2014, 3:52 PM
one thing is for sure, it will be a female led star wars movie
MsDarkPhoenix - 3/14/2014, 3:54 PM
@Brav But my grandma died!!!! :'(

@batz You think of Black Panther even when you see black actresses?? Man, that's [frick]ed up!!!

@MrBJ No we are good!!! No more Oscar talk, I promise!!! So, what do you think of the Academy Award winning actress, Lupita Nyong'o??
Damn it...
OptimusPrime114 - 3/14/2014, 3:54 PM
Lupita should be playing STORM!
Shaanyboi - 3/14/2014, 3:54 PM
Dayum.

I hope it happens! Having an Oscar winner on a movie like this would be damn great.
Starfox - 3/14/2014, 3:55 PM
She's a great actress. I approve
Brainiac13 - 3/14/2014, 3:56 PM
I think she will play....

Starfox - 3/14/2014, 3:58 PM
MrBlackJack lol, I agree they will all be on Leo's sack when he finally gets that award. True fans know he deserved it ages ago. I like Mathew but I always thought Mark Strong was the best choice for Lex.
MsDarkPhoenix - 3/14/2014, 3:58 PM
Supernatural gifs, Sherlock gifs... Is this tumblr???
Ceejay - 3/14/2014, 3:58 PM
Its a Star Wars movie, acting ability means squat, you're paid to be a well dressed prop. The prequels went for popular acting talent unlike the original movies and none of those famous actors delivered anything like the performances they are capable of or have produced for other movies.
MsDarkPhoenix - 3/14/2014, 3:59 PM
And we also have MrBJ, who wants Leo to get an Oscar!! Yep, we are slowly becoming tumblr...
revloveR - 3/14/2014, 3:59 PM
rad.
jazzman - 3/14/2014, 4:03 PM
she would be perfect for Shuri
MsDarkPhoenix - 3/14/2014, 4:03 PM
@MrBJ Aww Leo's first Oscar NOMINATION!!!
ALegendaryPanda - 3/14/2014, 4:05 PM
@Ceejay

The prequels were written and directed by George Lucas......This movie is being written by the same man who gave us The Empire Strikes Back.
MsDarkPhoenix - 3/14/2014, 4:07 PM
@MrBJ I think Leo deserved at least a nomination for Catch me if you can. But he totally deserved it for Blood Diamond!!
batz11 - 3/14/2014, 4:10 PM
Oh Phoen, that's a woman? ;) Female role in Black Panther, haha

I am on board with MrBJ...Leo is one of my favorite actors and absolutely one of the best in Hollyweird...he deserves multiple Oscars by now...
batz11 - 3/14/2014, 4:12 PM
He was great in all the movies you guys said, The Aviator and The Departed, such a different character, oh, throw in Catch Me If You Can, the guy should have multiple Oscars by now!
batz11 - 3/14/2014, 4:13 PM
forgot, Gangs of New York and of course, Growing Pains!!! ;)
MsDarkPhoenix - 3/14/2014, 4:14 PM
It almost looks like the Academy doesn't like Leo... Like they really don't want to give him an Oscar...
CherryBomb - 3/14/2014, 4:20 PM
This would be amazing. She's a fantastic actress.
MsDarkPhoenix - 3/14/2014, 4:21 PM
Seriously, Leo really deserves an Oscar!! He is stunning at almost all of his roles!! I even loved him at Romeo+Juliet!
batz11 - 3/14/2014, 4:33 PM
Playing duo roles in The Departed makes that one of my favorites for him...plus, he [frick]ed Ms. Bates, haha (That's a Bates Motel tv show reference for those of you who didn't know)
MsDarkPhoenix - 3/14/2014, 4:35 PM
Claire and Leo were great in Romeo+Juliet. The movie was meh but they did the best they could!
batz11 - 3/14/2014, 4:36 PM
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