Actress Lupita Nyong’o starts shooting Hollywood feature film

Kenyan Actress Lupita Nyong’o started shooting her first role in a Hollywood feature film 12 Years a Slave‘ Lupita will be playing Patsey, a slave girl on the Epps plantation. Shooting for the film started last month in New Orleans.

12 Years a Slave is an upcoming historical drama based on the autobiographical ‘Twelve Years a Slave’ by Solomon Northup, a free black man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery. The film is directed by Steve McQueen and stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and a small roll by Brad Pitt, who is also the film’s producer.

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