Lupita Nyong’o and Josh Gad will star in Little Monsters, a zombie comedy from writer-director Abe Forsythe. Forsythe’s Down Under star Alexander England also will topline the pic, which is in production in Sydney. The movie is being produced by Keith and Jess Calder’s Snoot Entertainment and Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories. It has received major production investment from Screen Australia in association with Create NSW.
The film follows Dave (England), a washed-up musician who volunteers to chaperone his nephew’s kindergarten class field trip after taking a shine to the plucky teacher, Miss Caroline (Nyong’o). Dave’s intentions are complicated by the presence of Teddy McGiggle (Gad) the world’s most famous kids show personality — and competition for Miss Caroline’s affections. One thing none of them bargained for, however, is a sudden zombie outbreak, from which Dave and Miss Caroline must protect the children.
The Calders are producing alongside Made Up Stories’ Papandrea, Jodi Matterson and Steve Hutensky, with Jeanne Snow executive producing. Protagonist Pictures is handling international sales.
Oscar winner Nyong’o is repped by CAA and Del Shaw; Gad is with WME, Lighthouse Management & Media and Ziffren Brittenham. The Australia-born Forsythe is repped by CAA and Plattform, and fellow Aussie England is with UTA and United Management. SOURCE : deadline
Lupita is on the cover of the magazine Grazia UK in November 2017 issue and she offers us a new photoshoot, simple and elegant directed by the photographer An Le. You can find the scans of the magazine HQ and the first photos of the shoot in the gallery, hoping that we will soon.
+ Lupita Nyong’o Reveals How She Learned to Love Herself for ELLE magazine with a black/white video. Watch as Lupita Nyong’o talks about her beauty inspiration and how she came to true appreciate herself and her beauty.
Lupita is featured in the October 1st issue of Sunday Times Style Magazine! There’s a beautiful new spread of photos, an article, and a video where Lupita talks about her first kiss, her first red carpet and the first thing she does when she gets home, below. There are pictures from the shoot in the photo gallery, as well as the magazine cover.
Nyong’o is nothing if not deliberate. Throughout our cover shoot, she is a whirring cog of efficiency, marching back and forth from hair and make-up and zipping through different outfits with the laser focus of a seasoned pro. When I go over to introduce myself in the morning — she is meandering around the set in a huge pair of sunglasses, gnawing on a slice of pineapple — the brusque curtness of her “Hello” catches me off-guard. Certainly, she is unafraid of one-word answers and does not have the habit of laughing or dissembling simply to make you feel comfortable. (When we first sit down together and I ask how she is doing, she says simply: “OK”; as to whether she has a big fashion week coming up, her reply is merely, “No.”)
When I mention this reputation for being reserved, she disagrees. “I don’t think of myself as serious,” she says. “Thoughtful, perhaps, yes. I think, oftentimes, when I’m talking to the world through magazines, it’s with strangers. When I’m comfortable, I can be silly.” When we come to a topic that interests her — her acting, her advocacy — the moments of chilly aloofness switch to long stretches of pensive intensity. Read More at TheTimes.co.uk →
On September 12th, Lupita attended the 2017 Global Citizen Festival was held at Central Park‘s Great Lawn in New York City. Unlike the city’s other musical happenings, this event has a charitable mission: to spark action and raise funds to further the UN’s project of eradicating global poverty by 2030. + HQ Pictures are available in the gallery.
On September 12th, still in New York, Lupita participated in the Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief where she responded to the many calls for donations in the company of many other stars such as Daniel Craig. The “Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief” telethon brought together stars from all forms of media to raise money for those affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The telethon was originally put together to provide relief for victims of Hurricane Harvey, but was expanded to include those affected by Hurricane Irma as well. + HQ Pictures are available in the gallery.