This could be our world!!!!!
Lupita Nyong’o is currently in talks to star in Intelligent Life. and SciFi thriller for Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment. Rumor has it, according to The Hollywood Reporter, that Ava DuVernay will be offered the director’s chair.
The movie is about a UN worker in the department that would represent mankind in the event of alien contact. The worker falls in love with a mysterious woman – the part Lupita is currently interested in – who turns out to be an alien.
Ava is currently working her series Queen Sugar for OWN network, so she might not be available for the project, but I want this to happen so bad it hurts.
Also, Ava is apparently on the short list of directors being considered for Disney’s adaption of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time. Again I don’t know the timing yet for these projects, so she may have conflicts to work out before she can sign on the dotted line. I think a lot will depend on which projects fit best with Ava’s own creative vision; remember she did turn down the Black Panther directing gig that eventually went to Creed‘s Ryan Coogler because of creative differences. Whatever her choices are, I’m sure she will slay it.