Lupita proposed for leading role in new action comedy franchise
Kenyan Oscar award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o haves been proposed for a lead role in the next series of the famous action-comedy franchise Charlie’s Angles Reboots that is set to be released in June 7, 2019.
According to Variety magazine, the 34-year-old Lupita, daughter to Kisumu Governor, Professor Anyang Nyong’o and actress Elizabeth Banks the ‘Twilight’ star and several other big names are being eyed to play the female detectives, and secret agents in Sony’s Charlie’s Angels Reboot latest franchise that is set to be released on the summer of next year.
If Lupita and Stewarts get the nod to star in the latest series, they will take the mantle from celebrated actress Cameron Diaz, Drew Marrymore and Lucy Liu. Lupita and Sterwart are thought by the producer Elizabeth Banks and Sony to be the best fresh blood to revolutionalise the series.
Stewarts stoic, aloof acting style is seen to be worlds apart from Diaz’s bubbly secret agent, and could potentially give Charlie’s Angels a truly unique action hero.
And as for the real-life Disney princess Lupita, whose talents have been mostly hidden behind motion-capture or animated characters, a starring role in an action film is exactly what she needs.
Lupita won an Oscar in 2012 for Best Supporting Actress for her role in 2014’s 12 Years a Slave and had a successful cameo on Star Wars Awaken 2015 .
Nyong’o already has two hotly-anticipated projects in the pipeline, the Disney/Marvel superhero film Black Panther, which will be released in February 2018 as well as Disney/Lucas film’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which premiers on December 15, 2018.
Charlie’s Angels first appeared on American ABC television in September 1976 running for five-seasons up to June 1981 starring Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, and Jaclyn Smith.
It would later be given the big screen attention in 2000, with the casting of Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu playing crime-fighting trio, working at a private detective agency for the mysterious, unseen Charlie Townsend.
The film became a major hit, earning $264.1 million at the box office. The next franchise, a sequel, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle pulled $259.2 million globally in sales.