Lupita Nyong'o May Be the Next 'Bond Girl,' Starring Alongside Rami Malek

Lupita Nyong'o, Rami Malek and Daniel Craig are all rumored to be cast in the upcoming James Bond film.

Nyong'o. Lupita Nyong'o.

The Oscar winning actress is being "courted" to play a Bond Girl in an upcoming James Bond flick, according to Deadline. That same report claimed Nyong'o could be joined by fellow Academy Award winner Rami Malek, who would play a villain, opposite Daniel Craig as the British super spy.

Nyong'o took home her best supporting actress statue in 2013 for her performance in "12 Years a Slave."

Malik won the best actor Oscar last week for his portrayal of rock star Freddie Mercury in "Bohemian Rhapsody." He has reportedly recovered from falling off the stage and being treating by paramedics after collecting his award.

"Bond 25," the 25th film in the James Bond series, is expected to begin filming before summer and is expected to hit theaters in April 2020.

Reports of Nyong'o playing a Bond girl met with mixed reviews -- as did use of the term "Bond Girl" in this day and age.

"Hellboy" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" book author Christopher Golden wants to give her a Double-o number.

"Can we retire the phrase 'Bond girl' now?" he tweeted. Lupita Nyongo... Hell, she should BE Bond."

Variety was not able to confirm their casting report.

This article is written by Brian Niemietz from New York Daily News and was legally licensed via the Tribune Content Agency through the NewsCred publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to

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