Trevor Noah’s life is headed to the big screen with Lupita Nyong’o attached to star in the film. A few year’s ago, Noah shot to the top of the New York Best Seller’s List with his book, Born A Crime. Today it was revealed that Nyongo’o will play Noah’s mother in a film based on the best selling book. Noah is on board to produce the project.
Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, currently starring as Nakia in Disney/Marvel’s record-smashing, watershed hit Black Panther, has signed on to star in Born a Crime, the film adaptation of The Daily Show host Trevor Noah’s bestselling debut autobiography Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood. Nyong’o will play Noah’s mom, Patricia, who served as an important figure to her son in his formative years. She was shot in the head by his stepfather while returning from a church service in 2009, but survived. Noah is producing the project through his Ark Angel Productions alongside Norman Aladjem, Derek Van Pelt and Sanaz Yamin of Mainstay Entertainment, and Nyong’o.