Lupita Nyong’o has dropped the upcoming miniseries The Lady In The Lake, an adaptation of Laura Lippman’s 2019 novel of the same name.
Considering the Apple TV+ series has been filming for about a month in Baltimore, the cast is hoping to find her replacement in a timely manner.
Along with her co-starring role alongside Natalie Portman, Nyong’o is also an executive producer, according to Variety.
Lupita Nyong’o appeared in the miniseries The Lady In The Lake, for which she co-starred and was one of the executive producers; Image of Lupita in 2021
So far there has been no official word on why Nyong’o, 39, is leaving the miniseries.
Despite the cast change, Portman, 40, is still involved as one of the executive producers and co-star. The series also has stars Y’Lan Noel, Mikey Madison and Brett Gelman.
Set in 1960s Baltimore, Maryland, the story follows an investigative journalist (Portman) working on an unsolved murder who clashes with a hardworking woman trying to advance the show. progressive agenda of the city’s Black community.
Still on: Although Nyong’o has left the series, Natalie Portman, 40, is still involved as the co-star of the cast and one of the executive producers.
Alma Har’el, who created the series and co-wrote the script with Dre Ryan, was originally announced to be directing all episodes of the miniseries.
The 46-year-old Israeli-American is best known for her directorial debut with Honey Boy (2019), written by Shia LaBeouf and starring in a semi-autobiographical story based on childhood and relationships his relationship with his father.
In total, Honey Boy has earned nine wins out of 34 nominations from various associations and festivals, including the Directors Guild of America Outstanding Director Award – Feature Film for the first time.
She can do it all! Alma Har’el, who directed her feature film debut with Honey Boy (2019), co-wrote and will direct The Lady In The Lake; Alma’s image in 2020
Nyong’o filmed Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, where she stars as Nakia, an undercover agent for the African nation of Wakanda and T’Challa’s ex-lover, played by Chadwick Boseman.
Originally billed as a sequel to the hugely popular Black Panther (2018), plans for the film changed in August 2020 when Boseman died of colon cancer.
After starting production in June 2021, shooting only ended in March 2022, despite a two-month hiatus between the two films.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is scheduled to open in the US on November 11, 2022, as part of Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Superhero Trends: Nyong’o (left) filmed Black Panther: Wakanda Forever from June 2021 to March 2022, with a two-month hiatus starting in early November; she is seen with her Black Panther (2018) co-star, Letitia Wright
Source: | Dailymail.co.uk