Lupita will be playing an assassin with a heart.
Lupita Nyong’o has so many W's, she should be given championship rings. She has be in three of the top ten grossing films of all time: Black Panther, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Then, let's not forget Nyong’o's Oscar-winning performance in 12 Years A Slave. As if this talented and beautiful queen didn't already win over our hearts (and our wallets), now she is set to star in a remake of The Killer, one of John Woo's most legendary pieces.
John Woo, who has helmed action classics in the US such as Face/Off and Mission: Impossible 2 (amongst a long list of astounding films from overseas as well) wants to remake The Killer with a female lead. Chow Yun-fat starred in the original back in 1989, which was a film about an assassin who accidentally blinds a bystander while performing his last hit. Filled with remorse, the assassin takes one last mission to help the victim pay for surgery to help repair the damaged eye tissue, but as you can imagine, things get complicated. According to Deadline, Nyong’o will play the assassin in what will be a movie filled with mind-blowing stunts and gore filled action. Production for the film will begin later this year in Germany and France. We can't wait.