Kenya's Lupita Nyong'o Going 'Non-Stop' in Hollywood

Lupita Nyongo

Another Hollywood door has opened up for Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o, this time in the form of an action thriller called Non-Stop that features Liam Neeson (Taken) and Emmy Award winner Julianne Moore.

Lupita plays an air hostess called Gwen in the film, where Neeson is a Federal Air Marshall who has to stave off a hostage scenario of sorts.

The plot involves Neeson receiving threatening messages during the flight from a criminal who says that the lead actor must kill himself, or watch one passenger die every 20 minutes.

Lupita’s role will be alongside Michelle Dockery of the ultra-famous TV production Downton Abbey.

“I got the role about three weeks ago and we start shooting in November in New York,” she told Capital Lifestyle.

The young actress, who is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, recently wrapped up filming for the drama 12 Years a Slave, starring Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt among others in an impressive cast line-up.

She played the role of Patsey, a slave who is the object of both the cruelty and affection of Master Epps, played by Fassbender.

Her performance in the role was feted by fellow actors including UK-based Nigerian star Chiwetel Ejiofor.

“We just finished 12 Years a Slave and it was an incredible cast of people. Lupita Nyong’o was there, yes… During the final shoot of the film, Lupita was central to the story and she was terrific. She’s a very talented actress,” he said in an interview with Capital Lifestyle.

Both 12 Years a Slave and Non-Stop are expected to be released in 2013.

Non-Stop is director Jaume Collet-Serra’s baby, and will be under Silver Pictures. Collet-Serra has five movies under his belt including Unknown, Orphan and House of Wax

Neeson and Moore play a couple in the movie that also stars Corey Stoll, Linus Roache and the talented Nate Parker.

Source: Capital Lifestyle Magazine

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