News Movies News | Written by Laura Potier 10/01/2022

Cynthia Erivo Develops Savant Abilities In BLINK SPEED

Two-time Academy Award nominee and British actress Cynthia Erivo (who, at just 35 years old, is already just an Oscar shy of an EGOT) is set to star in and produce Blink Speed, an upcoming Netflix science fiction film.

Erivo will play a woman plagued by a rare and mysterious savant ability, which she suddenly develops following a near-death experience. Turns out, her new skill may also be the key to unlocking the truth behind her fractured memory and past.

The film, which is co-produced by Matt Jackson (The Trial of the Chicago 7, Molly's Game), is based on a short story by Virex trilogy and Helix author Eric Brown. Brown is also on board to write the screenplay.

Blink Speed is just the latest in a long line of projects for Erivo, who will next be seen opposite Tom Hanks in Disney's Pinocchio (the Disney live-action adaptation, not the identically-titled Guillermo del Toro film that's also releasing this year) and is currently in production on Luther with Idris Elba. And if that's not enough, she will also be beginning production on Jon Chu's Wicked this summer, starring as Elphaba opposite Ariana Grande.