By Kylie Todd


Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o is in negotiation to star in her first science-fiction thriller, “Intelligent Life”.

Nyong’o won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in “12 Years a Slave” back in 2014 and also played Maz Kanata in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. As far as future productions, Nyong’o will star in the voice-cast of Disney movie “The Jungle Book”, set to be released April 15 of this year.

“Intelligent Life” circles around a U.N worker whose department focuses on representing humankind in the case of potential alien contact. The U.N. worker falls in love with a mystifying woman (Nyong’o) only to find out that she is an alien.

DreamWorks Pictures set up the film a year ago and under DreamWorks, along with Amblin and Participants brands, films will be produced and distributed by the Amblin Partners Company, founded by Steven Spielberg, Darren Throop of Entertainment One, Jeff Skoll of Participant Media, and Anil Ambani of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group.

The script of the film was written by “Jurassic World” director Cole Trevorrow and co-written by Derek Connolly, basing the film on an earlier project, “The Ambassador”.

As of yet, there is no director for “Intelligent Life”. However, Amblin executives have shown interest in director Ava DuVernay (“Selma”) to direct the film.

There is no release date for “Intelligent Life” as of yet.

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