Lupita Nyong’o To Play Trevor Noah's Mother In Film Adaptation Of His Autobiography, 'Born A Crime'


Straight from Wakanda, Lupita Nyong’o is onto the next African story,

Kenyan actress and filmmaker, Lupita Nyong'o is set to produce and star in an adaptation of Trevor Noah’s autobiography, 'Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood', where she will play Trevor’s mother.

Nyong’o announced the good news on twitter, "When I read @Trevornoah's "Born A Crime," I could not put the book down. Excited to announce that I will be starring in and producing its feature film adaptation! #BornACrime."  To which Noah responded, “I’m in heaven.”

According to Deadline, the film will be produced through his Ark Angel Productions alongside Norman Aladjem, Derek Van Pelt and Sanaz Yamin of Mainstay Entertainment, and Nyong’o.

Upon hearing the news, in true Black Twitter style, they did not hesitate to ask who will be playing the comedian’s father.

In 2014, we reported that she was set to star in an adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie acclaimed novel, ‘Americanah’. I wonder how far is she with that project? We’re still waiting on that project, sis.

Both Lupita and Trevor are flying the African flag to the world and the best part is how they’re using their star power to convey African stories and the overall African narrative.

We are here for more African stories being told by Africans, better yet when they're still alive because the habit of portraying our legends when they're dead has become a norm. Let's celebrate our people while they're still alive.

Additional Source: Deadline

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