Lupita Nyong’o’s brother, Peter Nyong’o, is a face that I’m sure the entire world remembers from what became the most shared – on Twitter – entertainment tweet of 2014; a photo (above) taken at the Academy Awards, by Ellen DeGeneres, when she hosted the ceremony last year. I pointed him out for you guys, just in case he’s not obvious [Insert smiley face here].
If you’ve been wondering what the young man’s been up to since then, I certainly wouldn’t know. Although I only just learned that he has a Twitter account, and started following him, and you can too.
What I do know is that he’s going to make his big screen acting debut in Tom Ford’s follow-up to his super-stylized 2009 dreamscape of a film, "A Single Man," titled "’Nocturnal Animals’" which is based on Austin Wright’s 1993 novel of the same name, and will star Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal.
A thriller, the novel tells the story of a woman named Susan who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband, a man whom she left 20 years earlier, asking for her opinion. The book then tracks two stories: the story in the novel, titled "Nocturnal Animals," which tells of a man whose family vacation turns violent and deadly; and the second tells the story of Susan, who finds herself recalling her first marriage and confronting some dark truths about herself.
Adams and Gyllenhaal will play the woman and her ex-husband.
Kim Basinger, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Robert Aramayo co-star in the film, which is produced by Ford, Diane L. Sabatini and Robert Salerno.
No word on what role Nyong’o has signed up to play, but Deadline calls it a "small part."
Although… "There are no small parts," I once heard someone say…
Still, kudos to him! He’s surrounded by a solid cast. This is merely the beginning.
Filming on "Nocturnal Animals" began today.