Lupita Nyong’o is set to star in movie based on Trevor Noah’s autobiography Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood. According to Deadline, the Oscar-winning actress will play the comedian’s mother, Patricia, who raised her mixed race child (Noah) during Apartheid, when it was illegal for children to be born with parents of different races. The book details Patricia’s influence on her son’s life and her deeply held religious beliefs.
Patricia also survived a harrowing incident in which her ex-husband, Noah’s stepfather, shot her in the head in 2009.The book provides details about his mother, Patricia, who grew up in a hut with 14 occupants and took her son to three churches every Sunday, a prayer meeting on Tuesday, Bible study on Wednesday, and youth church on Thursday.
Noah is producing the project through his Ark Angel Productions alongside Norman Aladjem, Derek Van Pelt and Sanaz Yamin of Mainstay Entertainment along with Nyong’o.The book was published by Spiegel & Grau in 2016 and has won the James Thurber Prize for American Humor and two NAACP Image Awards.
 Nyong’o won an Academy Award for “12 Years a Slave” and plays Nakia in “Black Panther.” She stars in Abe Forsythe’s Australian zombie comedy “Little Monsters” and will produce and star in the movie version of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s bestseller “Americanah,” which has her “Black Panther” co-star Danai Gurira penning the script.

Nyong’o is repped by CAA and Del Shaw, while Noah is with CAA, Mainstay Entertainment, and Hansen, Jacobson. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

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