The Quick Read: Lupita Nyong'o To Star In 'Charlie's Angels' Reboot

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Niki McGloster Jul, 06, 2018

Here’s all the news you need to know:

Lupita Nyong’o is set to star in an upcoming Charlie’s Angels reboot. The Oscar-winning actress will play a lead role alongside Kristin Stewart and Naomi Scott, but no other details about the film have been released as it’s in the very early stages of pre-production. The news comes on the heels of Nyong’o’s history-making success with Black Panther. The reboot is slated to hit theaters on June 7, 2019. (MadameNoire)

A Dallas woman shot a man in the face while he was attempting to steal her car with her two children inside. Michelle Booker-Hicks was at a local station when she noticed the assailant, identified as Ricky Wright, was driving away. “I had to do what I had to do to defend what was mine, which are my kids,” she said. Wright has been charged with two counts of unlawful restraint and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. (People)

Amid months of scandal and probes into his ethical misconduct, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt has resigned. In a letter shared by President Trump via Twitter, Pruitt cites “unrelenting attacks” on him and his family that have taken a “sizeable toll” on him as his reason for stepping down. (CNN)

Chris Brown was arrested in West Palm Beach on an outstanding warrant. Brown was booked after a performance at the Coral Sky Amphitheatre for his Heartbreak On A Full Moon tour. He was released on bail about an hour later. (TMZ)

Former Teen Vogue editor Elaine Welteroth has had an awful run-in with an Uber driver. According to her account of the incident on her Instagram, the Uber driver kicked her out of the car from her drop-off location then proceeded to call police and tell them that she hit him. “Too many of us deal with this kind of mistreatment daily and we just keep it moving,” she wrote. Uber board member Ariana Huffington has apologized and the company is investigating the matter. (The Cut)

Idris Elba to star as the villain in a Fast and Furious franchise spin-off alongside Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Titled Hobbs and Shaw, the film will be released in theaters on July 26, 2019. (Shadow And Act

In a recent interview, Lee Daniels claimed he discovered Cardi B during an audition for Star nearly three years ago. Before the “I Like It” rapper’s Vh1 reality show days, the show creator tried to recruit the “I Like It” rapper for the hit show’s lead girl group. The proof of his early adoption of Cardi’s sound is posted to his Instagram. (Vibe)