With a huge thanks for Debbie about the tip, it looks like Gugu joined the cast of a movie called “Irreplaceable You”.
What movie are you working on?
It’s Irreplaceable You and it’s starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who is one of my favorite actresses. She’s an absolute delight to work with. It’s a romantic comedy, but the subject matter is a little dark. It’s all about what happens when life throws a wrench into the plans you thought you had with the love of your life. How do you move on and make sure that they’re okay, if you have to move on apart? It’s been a great project and I like that I’m filming in New York for once. It’s so rare that I get to film in the city that I live in. [Source]
She’s in New York a week before Christmas—a stopover to see friends, have lunch with a director, and check out Othello, the Off-Broadway show no one else can manage to get tickets to. She has a good in: The guy who plays Othello, David Oyelowo, stars opposite her in J. J. Abrams’s new Cloverfield movie, out this fall. Mbatha-Raw is also in one of the few reboots Abrams isn’t responsible for: Beauty and the Beast (March 17), in which she plays a French maid turned singing and dancing feather duster. Portraying a Swiffer is a nice break from the dark (and moving) roles she’s taken recently, including a victim of gun violence in Miss Sloane and a terminally ill bisexual woman who becomes trapped in a computer simulation on Black Mirror. “I love tragedy, but you can’t do it all the time—it’s way too draining,” she says. [Source]
I’ve updated the gallery with some posters that were released in the past few weeks and included a tiny look into Gugu’s part in the movie.
In 2012, Gugu was part of the cast of Fox’s short lived Touch starring Kiefer Sutherland. I’ve updated the gallery with stills & screencaptures of Gugu.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw will star in thriller “Fast Color” for “La La Land” producer Jordan Horowitz via Original Headquarters and “Jackie” producers Mickey Liddell and Pete Shilaimon via LD Entertainment.
“Miss Stevens” director Julia Hart is on board to helm from a screenplay she wrote with Horowitz. Principal photography will commence in New Mexico on March 13. LD is fully financing the project.
Mbatha-Raw will portray a woman forced to go on the run when her superhuman abilities are discovered. Years after having abandoned her family, the only place she has left to hide is home. [Source]
I’ve updated the gallery with stills and high quality sreencapture of Gugu in The Whole Truth, one of her 3 movies that were released in 2016. The film is now available via Digital HD, and will hit Blu-ray and DVD on January 17.
I’ve updated the gallery with high quality screencaptures of Gugu in her historical movie Free State of Jones.
I’ve updated the gallery with photos of Gugu attending events the last couple of days.