Lupita Nyong’o took home the Oscar for best supporting actress earlier this month, and now she has her eyes set on a leading role.
According to sources, the 12 Years A Slave breakout star met with producer J.J. Abrams to discuss the female lead in Star Wars: Episode VII a few weeks ago. “Because of the secrecy, it is unclear which role it could be,” The Hollywood Reporter details. “One possibility is that of a descendent of Obi-Wan Kenobi, which has been described as a non-Caucasian role.”
If cast, Star Wars: Episode VII will be Nyong’o’s first step into the sci-fi world. The forthcoming film, scheduled to hit theaters in summer 2015, is expected to center around the iconic trio of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo. Abrams is reportedly planning to shoot from mid-May to September at London’s Pinewood studios.
Although no casting has been set in stone, THR adds that Jesse Plemons, Ed Speleers, Adam Driver and John Boyega are also in talks for the multi-million dollar project.
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1. Why Can't We Have Peter Nyong'o's Life?
Lupita Nyong'o is pretty amazing with her Oscar and all, but can we all give her brother Peter (who inserted himself into the greatest selfie of all time at the 2014 Oscars) some much-needed shine? Since Peter is a selfie pro and has no shame in sharing the dozens of pics he takes with our favorite superstars, we scanned his Instagram for the more cool photos and shared them in this gallery. Keep scrolling...
2. Hanging With Angelina and Brad
Peter rubbed elbows with one of the hottest couples in Hollywood. "Pretty cool Brangie selfie huh? #oscars break. She insisted on taking it :)"
3. Hanging With A Modern Family
We're pretty jealous of him taking a pic with funnyman Eric Stonestreet from "Modern Family." "Guess I'm part of a modern family too huh? #blessed #humbled #oscars"
4. Hanging With Gabrielle Union
He's totally our idol.
5. Hanging With Kevin Spacey
6. Hanging With Benedict Cumberbatch
Peter even had a chance to take a picture with "The Lost City of Z" star Benedict Cumberbatch. "Calling our ride home from Madonna's #nbd #BennedictCumberbatch #6amnights"
7. Hanging With John Travolta
So, now he's friends with John? Oh. Okay. "My buddy Travolta for the night :D guy is too funny man... #oscars"
8. Hanging With Samuel L. Jackson
What would a conversation between Peter and Samuel be like? We can only imagine. "Royale with cheese please? #SamuelLJackson #NightBefore"
9. Hanging With John Legend (Kind Of)
Come on, you know you've taken a selfie at a concert with the performer behind you. "John Legend live #GovernorsBall #Oscars #colors"
10. Hanging With Swizz Beatz
Putting up the peace sign with Alicia Keys' hubby. "Selfie o'clock with @therealswizzz #peace #realesthomie"
11. Hanging With Jamie Foxx
Jamie gave Peter a moment. "Jamie Fox feel the love homie #NightBefore #blessed #laflame"
12. Hanging With Idris Elba
There's a lot of chocolate going on in this picture. "#tbt chilling with @mr_elba"
13. Hanging With Tom Hanks
Peter only hangs with legends, clearly. "Hanks! #dreamingoutloud"
14. Hanging With Meryl Streep
Here's him with another one, just in case you weren't sure. "I feel like I had to share my final moment as the one that was most profound and special. To see someone so extraordinary seem so extraordinarily ordinary is truly extraordinary! There's a reason why Meryl Streep is one of the greatest actresses. #trulyblessed #tbt #dreamingoutloud"
15. Hanging With Glenn Close
He had a chance to relax with the iconic actress. "#regram Glenn Close"
16. Hanging With Steve McQueen
Peter gives props to the director of the award-winning "12 Years A Slave." "It is a rare moment to be in the presence of a true artist... Someone who is so capable of leaving you absolutely lost for thought.. not words because clearly those are useless to describe this man... #SteveMcQueen"
17. Hanging With Bradley Cooper
Peter humbles himself, even when he's hanging with the stars. "An angel surrounded by a simple man... and Bradley Cooper"
18. Hanging With Naomie Harris
Although he didn't spell her name correctly, we still know he was excited to meet the "Skyfall" star. "Naomi Harris you can be my bond girl any day of the week"
19. Hanging With Amy Adams
Peter hangs with the gorgeous Amy Adams. "Amy Adams: "You look stunning Junior" Me: "............." #dreamingoutloud"
20. Hanging With Julia Roberts
We would totally kill to meet the legendary "Pretty Woman." "What a night... oh what a night... #PalmSpringsInternationalFilmFestival #JuliaRoberts"