Lupita Nyong’o Drops The Lady In The Lake Miniseries As Co-Director And Executive Producer
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+ drama has already been filming for about a month in Baltimore, the casting team hopes to find its replacement in due course.
In addition to her co-lead role alongside Natalie Portman, Nyong’o served as executive producer, according to Variety.
Lupita Nyong’o left the miniseries The Lady In The Lake, of which she had been the co-lead character and one of the executive producers; Lupita pictured in 2021
So far, there is no official word on why 39-year-old Nyong’o left the miniseries.
Despite the cast change, Portman, 40, is still on board as executive producer and co-lead cast. The series also features Y’Lan Noel, Mikey Madison and Brett Gelman.
Set in 1960s Baltimore, Maryland, the story follows an investigative reporter (Portman) working on an unsolved murder who clashes with a hardworking woman trying to advance the community’s progressive agenda. city black.
Still on board: Despite Nyong’o’s departure from production, Natalie Portman, 40, is still on board as co-lead cast and one of the executive producers
Alma Har’el, who created the series and co-wrote the screenplay with Dr. Ryan, was originally announced to direct all episodes of the miniseries.
The Israeli-American, 46, is best known for her directorial debut with Honey Boy (2019), which was written and starred by Shia LaBeouf in a semi-autobiographical story based on her childhood and relationship with her husband. dad.
In all, Honey Boy notched nine wins from its 34 nominations from various associations and festivals, including the Directors Guild Of America Award for Outstanding Directing – First Feature.
She knows how to do everything! Alma Har’el, who made her feature directorial debut with Honey Boy (2019), co-wrote the screenplay and will direct The Lady In The Lake; Alma photographed in 2020
Nyong’o filmed Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, for which she played the lead role of Nakia, an undercover spy for the African nation of Wakanda and former lover of T’Challa, played by Chadwick Boseman.
Originally dubbed the sequel to the hugely popular film Black Panther (2018), plans for the film changed in August 2020 when Boseman died of colon cancer.
After production began in June 2021, filming just wrapped in March 2022, although there was a two-month hiatus in between.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is set to premiere in the United States 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 was seen with her Black Panther (2018) co-star Letitia Wright