Lupita Nyong’o is having the best year ever. The Academy Award winning actress topped People Magazine’s “Most Beautiful” list and there have been several reports of new projects coming her way. The latest report is that Nyong’o in negotiations to star in a the live-action/CG hybrid film adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling classic “The Jungle Book.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, Nyongo’s character would be Raksha, the mother wolf that adopts the main character, a human boy, Mowgli.
With Idris Elba already signed on to play Shere Khan, the tiger who regards himself the king jungle, and Scarlett Johansson in talks to appear as Kaa, the hypnotizing snake, “The Jungle Book” is certainly getting a modern twist. Lupita is also rumored to be cast “Star Wars: Episode VII” and a film adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s award-winning third novel “Americanah”. While Lupita has not been confirmed in any of the projects just yet, we’re sure she’s a shoo-in for whatever she has her eye on next.
Earlier today, Lupita basked in her “beautiful” glory by posting this #TBT pic of her as a baby along with the caption: “Love your stage, at any age. #tbt @peoplemag #MostBeautiful @lancomeusa.”
“The Jungle Book” is slated to hit theaters in October 29, 2015. Will you be purchasing tickets?
Check out this gallery of Lupita’s best magazine covers:
GODDESS OF THE GLOSSIES: Lupita Nyong'o's Fiercest Photo Shoots
1. Lupita Nyong'o's Fiercest Photoshoots & Covers
Lupita Nyoung'o's face is gracing more magazine covers by the minute, and we don't mind. To applaud "The 12 Years A Slave" award-winning actress' stylish moves, we've compiled the beauty's dynamic covers so far. Don't worry, though, we're expecting more.
2. Glamour Magazine
The breakout star is named as a "Woman Of The Year" by Glamour Magazine.
3. People Magazine
The superstar is named 2014's 'Most Beautiful Person' in People Magazine's April issue and we're definitely not surprised! (http://bit.ly/1i93Ktf)
4. Marie Claire
The Oscar-winning star made it on the May 2014 cover of "Marie Claire." Isn't she glowing?!
5. Entertainment Weekly
The star was with Cate Blanchett on the Feb. 28 cover. "On the cover of @EntertainmentWeekly with the great and beautiful Cate Blanchett, a woman whose work and style I ADORE. #12YearsASlave #CateBlanchett #BlueJasmine"
6. Miu Miu Campaign
The star offered her supermodel looks to the famous Italian brand (http://bit.ly/1nqIIF9).
7. New York Magazine
Donning a red Stella McCartney, Lupita graces the Spring Fashion issue. She posted the cover on her Instagram, slaying all of us in her wake.
8. W Magazine
Lupita's first major glossy cover shows off her beautiful smile on the February cover.
Lupita made her debut in Vogue in their January 2014 issue. Okay, it's not a cover (yet!), but we know the legendary glossy has their eye on the prize. At least, we hope (http://bit.ly/1kmsONk)
10. Dazed & Confused
Lupita rocks this yellow Prada dress on the magazine's February issue that's killing us softly.
11. DuJour Magazine
The lovely actress covers the Winter 2013 cover that capped off the end of last year with a bang.
12. Hollywood Reporter
Lupita sits pretty on the November 2013 cover with Amy Adams, Oprah, Julia Roberts, Emma Thompson and Octavia Spencer. This issue was released a month after "12 Years A Slave" hit theaters and was one of Lupita's first U.S. covers.
13. Vanity Fair
The reputable publication's 20th annual Hollywood March issue was viewed by many as a great leap in diversity, considering Lupita, Idris Elba and Michael B. Jordan were featured. We do have a slight issue with Lupita being on the fold-out, though (http://bit.ly/1cOiWcJ)