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Lupita Nyong’o drops out of The Lady In The Lake miniseries as co-lead and executive producer

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Lupita Nyong’o drops out of The Lady In The Lake miniseries as co-lead and executive producer

Lupita Nyong’o has dropped out of the upcoming miniseries The Lady In The Lake, an adaption of the 2019 novel of the identical name by Laura Lippman.

Considering the drama Apple TV+ is already about one month into filming in Baltimore, the casting crew is hoping to seek out her substitute in a timely manner.

Along along with her co-lead role alongside Natalie Portman, Nyong’o served as an executive producer, in line with Variety.

Lupita Nyong’o has exited the miniseries The Lady In The Lake, which she had been serving because the co-lead character and considered one of the manager producers; Lupita pictured in 2021

Up to now there isn’t any official word on why Nyong’o, 39, exited the miniseries.

Despite the casting change, Portman, 40, remains to be onboard as considered one of the manager producers and the forged’s co-lead. The series also stars Y’Lan Noel, Mikey Madison, and Brett Gelman.

Set in Nineteen Sixties Baltimore, Maryland, the story follows an investigative journalist (Portman) working on an unsolved murder who clashes with a hard-working woman who’s attempting to advance the progressive agenda of the town’s Black community. 

Co-lead: Portman plays an investigative journalist working on an unsolved murder who clashes with a woman who's trying to advance the progressive agenda of the city's Black community Mums the word: So far there's no official word on why Nyong'o exited The Lady In The Lake

Still onboard: Despite Nyong’o exiting the production, Natalie Portman, 40, remains to be onboard because the co-lead of the forged and as considered one of the manager producers

Alma Har’el, who created the series and co-wrote the screenplay with Dre Ryan, was initially announced to direct the entire episodes of the miniseries.

The Israeli-American, 46, is best known for her feature film directorial debut with Honey Boy (2019), which was written by and starred Shia LaBeouf in a semi-autobiographical story based on his childhood and his relationship along with his father.

In all, Honey Boy notched nine wins amongst its 34 nominations from various associations and festivals, including Directors Guild Of America Award For Outstanding Directing – First-Time Feature Film.

She can do it all! Alma Har'el, who made her feature film directorial debut with Honey Boy (2019), co-wrote the screenplay and will serve as the director of The Lady In The Lake; Alma pictured in 2020

She will do all of it! Alma Har’el, who made her feature film directorial debut with Honey Boy (2019), co-wrote the screenplay and can serve because the director of The Lady In The Lake; Alma pictured in 2020

Nyong’o has been filming Black Panther: Wakanda Perpetually, for which she plays the lead role of Nakia, an undercover spy for the African nation of Wakanda and former lover of T’Challa, who was played by Chadwick Boseman.

Originally dubbed to be the sequel to the hugely popular film Black Panther (2018), plans for the film modified in August 2020 when Boseman died from colon cancer.

After starting production in June 2021, the shoot only just wrapped in March of 2022, although there was a two-month hiatus in between. 

Black Panther: Wakanda Perpetually is slated to premiere within the U.S. on November 11, 2022, as a part of Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). 

Superhero tendencies: Nyong'o (left) has been filming Black Panther: Wakanda Forever from June 2021 through March 2022, with a two-month hiatus starting in early November; she's seen with her Black Panther (2018) co-star Letitia Wright

Superhero tendencies: Nyong’o (left) has been filming Black Panther: Wakanda Perpetually from June 2021 through March 2022, with a two-month hiatus starting in early November; she’s seen along with her Black Panther (2018) co-star Letitia Wright

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