Black Panther’s Lupita Nyong’o is reportedly set to star in the remake to John Woo’s The Killer.
Per THR, Nyong’o is in talks with Universal for the lead role in what would be a gender-swapped remake. Woo will helm the project and produce alongside Mark Gordon (Source Code) and Matt Jackson. Luc Etienne is executive producing. A release date has not been set yet.
The remake follows an assassin (Nyong’o’s potential role) who is sworn to protect a young woman she accidentally blinded years prior during a mob hit. The original film came out in 1989 and stars Chow Yun-Fat as the assassin Ah Jong. The landmark action thriller helped introduce Woo to Western audiences.