Lupita Nyong’o To Star In Adaptation Of Trevor Noah Memoir | Film News
Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, currently starring in the record-breaking hit Black Panther, has signed on to star in Born A Crime, the film adaptation of The Daily Show host Trevor Noah‘s bestselling memoir, Born A Crime: Stories From A South African Childhood.
Nyong’o will play Noah’s mother, Patricia, who served as an important figure to her son in his formative years, before she was shot in the head by his stepfather while returning from a church service in 2009. Miraculously, she survived.
Released in 2016, the book has won the James Thurber Prize for American Humour and two NAACP Image Awards. The publisher of the book, Spiegel & Grau, has bought the rights to Noah’s untitled follow-up memoir, which is scheduled to be released on Tuesday, November 13.
Naturally, Noah is also helping to produce the film, which should be a very interesting, personal project that will be fascinating to see adapted for the big screen.
Nyong’o, having won an Oscar for her role in 12 Years A Slave, will next be seen in Abe Forsythe‘s Australian zombie comedy Little Monsters, and is also set to produce and star in the cinematic adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie‘s bestseller, Americanah, in which her Black Panther co-star Danai Gurira is penning the script.