Black Panther actress Lupita Nyong'o to play The Daily Show host Trevor Noah's mother in upcoming biopic

FP Staff

February 22, 2018 13:35:09 IST

Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o will star in the Trevor Noah biopic, Born A Crime, as reported by Variety.

Lupita Nyang'o. Image via Facebook

Lupita Nyang'o. Image via Facebook

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.

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.

Updated Date: Feb 22, 2018 13:35 PM