Lupita Nyong’o and Ava DuVernay walk into a film studio....
And they walk away with a deal to work on an awesome-sounding project that’s been blessed by producer Steven Spielberg.
Oh, this is happening.
The Academy Award-winning actress is set to star in Intelligent Life, a new DuVernay-directed sci-fi thriller co-written by Colin Trevorrow, the helmer that delivered that little hit from last summer, Jurassic World. (Trevorrow will produce as well.)
The project will tell the story of a U.N. worker in a department created to represent mankind in the event of a close encounter with alien life. The U.N. worker ends up falling in love with a mysterious woman (enter Nyong’o), who ends up being...not from Earth.
Sounds to me like the talkie Under the Skin. And I can get behind that.