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Keke Palmer in talks for exciting new role

The multihyphenate says she plans to retire from the entertainment industry in 20 years
Keke Palmer
Keke Palmer (Photo credit: Bang Media)

Keke Palmer is in talks to star in Gods Unknown and appears set to join the cast of the action thriller from director Stefano Sollima.

The film takes place in Central Africa as a political-religious movement, spearheaded by a warlord who is rumored to have supernatural powers, gains momentum. A skeptical CIA dispatches an analyst and a squad of elite special ops personnel to establish the truth about the enigmatic leader and their followers.

Palmer will play the role of Kate Vance, an agent with the CIA’s political action group. Andrew Barrer and Gabe Ferrari have penned the script for the new movie.

Meanwhile, Palmer had to deny plans that she was going to retire after she hinted earlier this year that she could quit showbiz sooner rather than later. She later explained that she merely wished to explore other career avenues before stepping back.

“People took that literally — but I was thinking in, like, 20 years! But also, what I will say is I meant a different type of ‘slowing down.’ I think there’s a version of me that really wants to do more producing, that really wants to do more directing, that wants to do even more work, not only in front of the camera,” the Nope star said.

Palmer — who rose to fame as a teenager when she featured in the Nickelodeon series “True Jackson, VP” —  said that even when she does opt to “slow down,” she will remain in the entertainment industry in some form.

“I’ll be still doing stuff, but I don’t know if I’m going to always want to be doing three movies a year. That’s amazing. Thank god I am doing that. But I don’t know if I always want to be doing it at that level or that way,” she said.

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