Oscars: What's Next for Lupita Nyong'o?

9:12 AM PST 03/03/2014 by THR Staff
AP Images/Invision
Lupita Nyong'o

The awards season "it" girl and Academy Award winner for her work in "12 Years a Slave" is fielding multiple offers for her next film -- and is currently gracing theaters with "Non-Stop."

When the book is closed on the 2014 awards season, Lupita Nyong'o may likely be the biggest victor. On top of earning an Oscar for her supporting work in best picture winner 12 Years a Slave, Nyong'o's rise from unknown to red-carpet favorite seemed to happen almost overnight.

But what moviegoers won't see for some time is a new project from the 31-year-old actress. Her dance card is currently empty while she fields multiple offers for her next film role.

PHOTOS: What's Next for Oscar Nominees?

Repped by Innovative Artists, the Kenyan actress is currently looking at a few different projects -- including one from a studio that is eyeing her for a high-profile project. She recently told The Hollywood Reporter that she'll be "listening to her gut" before making a final decision on what's next.

There are indeed few credits on Nyong'o's resume. A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, she's appeared in many stage productions. She's also acted in the Kenyan soap opera Shuga.

PHOTOS: The Best and Worst Moments of the Oscars

What many of Nyong'o's fans may not know is that she's got another film in theaters right now. The actress is a supporting player in the Liam Neeson thriller Non-Stop. Acting alongside Julianne Moore, Michelle Dockery and Corey Stoll, Nyong'o plays Gwen -- a flight attendant on the hijacked plane.

Non-Stop is another feather on Nyong'o's cap -- or, as it were, headband -- with the movie topping the box office over Oscar weekend. It has grossed $30 million since its Feb. 28 release, topping Bible pic Son of God.

comments powered by Disqus