After taking the world by storm the Twelve years a slave star Lupita Nyong’o has been conspicuously absent from the big screens. Fret not the Mexican beauty will grace our eyes onscreen big time in 2015 with two major film releases in the works.

First Lupita’s part of the ensemble cast of the new star wars film (Star Wars: Episode VII), sans George Lucas of course. The movie is being directed by Hollywood heavy weight J.J Abrams.

Then next up Nyong’o lends her voice to the animated remake of the oft remade The Jungle Book that’ll also star Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray and  Idris Elba.