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Lupita Nyong'o Set to Star Alongside Jessica Chastain, Penelope Cruz and More In Espionage Thriller '355'

The film's all-female cast is unbeatable.

Lupita Nyong'o is not taking any breaks.

Just yesterday, it was announced that the actress had been tapped to play the assassin in an upcoming remake of John Woo's "The Killer," and today it's been announced that the Oscar-winner will star in the spy thriller "355" alongside Jessica Chastain, Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard and Fan Bingbing, Deadline reports.

"Some of my greatest experiences are being part of an ensemble, both on stage as well as in films," said Chastain, who came up with the idea for the film. "I see creating something like '355' as an opportunity and privilege to assemble a diverse group of women, all of whom have greatly influenced the film industry through their work, to join together equally and explore the badass world of international espionage and thrillers."


The ensemble film, is headed to Cannes and there are talks of it becoming a franchise, but Chastain says it'll be unlike many of the ones we've seen before.

"It won't be as hyperbolic as some franchises, and unlike the other films that revolve around one main character, the goal here is the true ensemble, all these characters who have their own distinct traits, histories — fully formed and complex characters with equal weight in the film," she added.

Here's a plot summary via Deadline:

The film involves these top agents from organizations around the world uniting to stop a global organization from acquiring a weapon that could plunge an already unstable world into total chaos. They have to overcome cultural and political differences to form a bond and work together.

As always, we look forward to seeing Lupita on our screens, and in a spy sisterhood film no less.

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Watch the Trailer to Nasty C's New Netflix Documentary 'Zulu Man in Japan'

Nasty C takes over Japan and makes a number of impressive moves in his new Netflix documentary titled 'Zulu Man in Japan'.

Nasty C has released a new documentary titled Zulu Man in Japan on Netflix and it's a definite must-see. This documentary follows the successful release of the artist's third studio album Zulu Man with Some Power. Zulu Man in Japan is a 48-minute visual experience of Nasty C's journey and artistic exploration of Japanese culture. The artist took to Twitter to share the news.

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Rowlene Shares New Single ‘Stop’ from Upcoming Project ‘11:11’

Listen to Rowlene's new single 'Stop' from upcoming album '11:11'.

Rowlene is finally releasing a project. The pre-order for 11:11 is live, and it comes with a new single, the album opener titled "Stop". The song has two parts and is fit for an intro as it sees the artist crooning confidently over a trap beat and later, a stripped down instrumental which she meets halfway with her surefooted vocals. She sings in the hook: "I'm a CEO, see me all getting paid/ You ain't on the payroll, but you asking for a raise."
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Meet Four Women Pushing Ivorian Art Forward Through Photography

These young and emerging female photographers from Côte d'Ivoire are shaking up Abidjan's art scene.

There's been a tremendous amount of awe-inspiring art coming from the African continent lately. Photography is no exception. It is one of the most powerful tools used in changing the way in which the West perceives Africa and its diaspora and perhaps the reason why contemporary photography is thriving.

The female gaze is paramount to the way in which the aforementioned visual stories are told and the female photographers here are using their camera lenses to give us glimpses of lands, peoples, histories, and futures unknown. Their individual experiences and perspectives are widening the scope of what is believed to be Côte d'Ivoire. Within the country's capital, Abidjan, there's a creative scene that seems to have sprawled up out of nowhere yet is so rich in its offerings.

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