Lupita Nyong’o escapes Oscar’s curse

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Lupita Nyong’o has escaped Oscar’s curse – the popular lore states that after a win, an actor’s /actress’ output diminishes – so far at least, 2014 and 2015 will be busy years for her.

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She’s been cast in J.J. Abrahms’ remake of the fabled Star Wars franchise. To add to her slate there is a role in the children’s book the Jungle Book, which also stars red hot Idris Elba and Scarlett Johansson.

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Next up is Southpaw with Rachel McAdams and Jake Gyllenhaal, a film about a struggling boxer. To fill out her 2015 schedule, Nyong’o is bringing to the big screen, Americanah, with the help of her Twelve Years a slave co-star, Brad Pitt’s Plan B production studio.

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