Black Panther star Lupita Nyong’o will portray the mother of show host Trevor Noah, in his biopic Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood, which will be adapted from his bestselling autobiography of same name.
According to sources, Noah will be producing the project through his Ark Angel Productions, and he will be working alongside Norman Aladjem, Derek Van Pelt and Sanaz Yamin of Mainstay Entertainment.
Recall that the book, published by Spiegel & Grau in 2016, won the James Thurber Prize for American Humor, and also bagged two NAACP Image Awards. It tells the story of Noah in post-apartheid South Africa, the son of a white father and black mother, and his struggles fitting into a dysfunctional and religious community.
In the story, is a woman that was determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life—she was shot in the head by Noah’s stepfather in 2009, but she survived
Lupita shared that she enjoyed the book, and she’s also thrilled to be starring in the film as she shared a picture of herself and Trevor on Instagram.
With this, a lot look to be expected from Lupita’s artistic expertise in telling African but can she successfully switch between the emotional and fierce character profile of Noah’s Mother? Express your passion in the comment section.