While still lighting up the cinema screens as the enthralling Nakia on Black Panther, Lupita Nyong’o announced today that she will be starring the film adaptation of Trevor Noah’s memoir “Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood.”
The book, which already won the James Thurber Prize for American Humor and two NAACP Image Awards, follows Trevor Noah’s childhood during the Apartheid, when it was illegal for children to be born to parents of different races. Lupita is set to play the role of Trevor’s mother, Patricia Noah, who once concealed her son to keep him from being taken by the government. She’s the hero in the touching story giving him everything in order to break the cycle of poverty and violence.
Asides her acting role, Lupita will be co-producing the adaptation of the film along with Trevor Noah, Norman Aladjem, Derek Van Pelt and Sanaz Yamin of Mainstay Entertainment.
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