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Lupita Nyong’o to Star in John Woo Remake of ‘The Killer’

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Lupita Nyong’o has signed on for John Woo’s remake of his classic film The Killer, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The film will be a joint project between Universal Pictures and eOne. Woo is also back to direct.

Studio executives have described the movie as a “blistering thriller that blends espionage with extraordinary stunts, an assassin is sworn to protect a young woman she accidentally blinded during a mob hit years prior.”

Nyong’o will be taking on the role of the assassin that was played by Hong Kong actor Chow Yun-Fat in the 1989 original.

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