Lupita Nyong’o is no longer attached to John Woo 1989 remake, The Killer. The iconic director shared the news about Nyong’o leaving the project with Deadline at the Hawaii International Film Festival, where he was receiving the festival’s Halekulani Lifetime Achievement Award.
Woo, let everyone know that Lupita Nyong’o is booker and busy. She is one of the best actress in Hollywood, today. He also takes all blame because when they rewrote the script they took too much time. She had other commitments with other projects.
Deadline initially broke the news that Nyong’o was going to star in the film at Universal, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. It is unfortunate that the Us star had to drop out as many were looking forward to seeing her in the gender-flipped take on the classic starring Chow Yun-fat. Woo said that they are moving on and the lead is still going to be a woman.