All Upcoming Lupita Nyong’o Movies and TV Shows

March 15, 2019
5 min read

Born in Mexico, raised in Kenya, educated in Mexico, finished MFA at Yale Drama School, and bagged an Academy Award for her first major Hollywood outing! Lupita Nyong’o is special for a lot of reasons. She was a 16-year-old from Kenya; traveled halfway around the world, studied in Mexico where her parents lived. Nyong’o made history when she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar win for ‘12 Years a Slave,’ as she became only the sixth African American actress and the first African artist to win an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. But her life in Hollywood after the Oscar win has been unstable in terms of visibility.

Her next two roles were the CGI-packed alien, Maz Kanata in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and voice of the white wolf Raksha in ‘The Jungle Book. For a while, she remained behind the screens as a charming, emotive and powerful voice. Then came her path-breaking role as Nakia in ‘Black Panther.’ Nakia not only ended her invisible streak but also placed herself at the center of Hollywood’s changing perceptions on the portrayal of skin. At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Lupita Nyong’o movie and TV show? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Lupita Nyong’o films/TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Lupita Nyong’o movies would be as good as some of her recent ones.

1. Little Monsters (2019)

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Lupita Nyong’o will be seen fighting an unexpected and lethal zombie outbreak in the upcoming horror flick, ‘Little Monster.’ When the movie was premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, reviewers hailed the movie for its gory, horror and dark humor. Australian filmmaker Abe Forsythe directs the movie, which also stars Alexander England and Josh Gad. The movie depicts how Alexander England’s Dave, a washed-up musician, joins hands with his secret flame, the charming and enigmatic teacher, Miss Caroline, played by Lupita Nyong’o, in the fight against advancing zombies. Along with the popular TV personality Teddy McGiggle, played by Josh Gad, they are on a mission to protect the kids on a school trip from the zombie attack.

2. Us (2019)

lupita-nyongoJordan Peele’s upcoming horror ultimatum, ‘Us’ features Lupita Nyong’o in her bloodiest and beaten down avatar. The movie, ‘a monster mythology‘ according to Peele, has Nyong’o and Winston Duke as husband and wife. The couple, along with their kids, spend a night of horror at a summer beach home in Northern California with another couple, played by Moss and Tim Heidecker. Nyong’o’s character becomes more and more paranoid as the night grows and she explodes when they see four figures in red suits standing in the driveway! The long awaited horror flick will hit the U.S. theaters on 22 March, 2019.

3. Star Wars: Episode IX (2019)

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While the ‘Star Wars’ enthusiasts are eagerly waiting for the plot and cast details, reports suggest that the upcoming sequel ‘Star Wars: Episode IX‘ will have a crucial time leap. The last installment in the ‘Star Wars’ franchise, ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ ended with the remaining members of the Resistance fleeing the First Order. ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ picks up from a year after the events of ‘The Last Jedi.’ The time leap will facilitate the Resistance members, who shrank into a handful in number, to recoup and wage a counter-attack.

Directed and co-written by J.J. Abrams, ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ features Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Keri Russell, Matt Smith, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams, Carrie Fisher, Naomi Ackie, and Richard E. Grant in the cast. The movie is lined up for a 20 December, 2019.

4. The Killer (Pre-production)


Tagged as one of the most anticipated movies of the year, ‘The Killer’ is the remake of John Woo’s gory masterpiece of the same name. The original 1989 Chinese feature went on to become a cult movie with its director John Woo elevated as a cult figure of action movies in Hollywood. In the original, Chow Yun-Fat plays the killer, who makes a beautiful young singer, played by Sally Yeh, nearly blind. The two fall for each other eventually and the killer signs in for one last and deadly mission to pay for the corneal transplant of his beloved. In a paradigm shift in the plot dynamics, Nyong’o will play ‘The Killer‘ in the remake, which is directed by the master John Woo again.

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5. 355 (Pre-production)

The upcoming Simon Kinberg directorial, ‘355’ is a high-profile espionage thriller spanning various continents. The movie features a stunning female ensemble of Jessica Chastain, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Fan Bingbing and Lupita Nyong’o as international agents on a mission. Written by Theresa Rebeck, ‘355’ is expected to kick-start an exclusive female spy franchise parallel to male-dominated movies like ‘The Bourne Identity,’ ‘Mission: Impossible’ and ‘James Bond.’

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