Black Panther actress Lupita Nyong'o to play The Daily Show host Trevor Noah's mother in upcoming biopic
Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o, who played Black Panther's love interest, will play Trevor Noah's African mother in a biopic based on his book
Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o will star in the Trevor Noah biopic, Born A Crime, as reported by Variety.
The movie is based on the talk show host and comedian’s bestselling autobiography from 2016, Born a Crime: Stories From a Southern African Childhood, which chronicles his life struggles growing up in an apartheid-ridden South Africa, born to a black mother and a white father.
Lupita will portray Trevor’s mother Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah who gave birth to her son when interracial relationships were still a crime in South Africa.
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! #BornACrimehttps://t.co/v4AfGe23P5 pic.twitter.com/QvrsETIEAc
— Lupita Nyong'o (@Lupita_Nyongo) February 21, 2018
Noah is producing the movie through his Ark Angel Productions along with Norman Aladjem, Derek Van Pelt, Mainstay Entertainment and Nyong’o herself, as reported by Deadline.
Nyong’o, one of the leading black actresses in Hollywood today, after her Oscar win for 12 Years a Slave, is currently enjoying the blockbuster success of Marvel’s Black Panther, where she plays the role of the warrior Nakia, the love interest of King T’Challa.
Trevor, who had made his mark as a leading comedian from South Africa, and went on to become the host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central in 2015, as the successor of veteran Jon Stewart.
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