A new Bond girl is about to come to town, and her name may be Lupita Nyong’o.
The Oscar winner is reportedly No. 1 on the shortlist to be Bond 25‘s female lead opposite Daniel Craig and Rami Malek, who would play the villain. According to Deadline, which broke the news of Nyong’o’s recruitment, Malek is currently making a deal.
Bond 25, the final film for Craig, is being directed by Cary Fukunaga.
Nyong’o has two releases coming up, the horror thriller Us, and the horror comedy Little Monsters.
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