If you were in awe and amazement with Lupita Nyong’o’s heroin character Nakia in Black Panther, then you will be delighted to know that she’s working on a new project: a film adaptation of Born a Crime, The Daily Show’s host Trevor Noah ’s memoir.
According to Deadline, Nyong’o will play Noah’s mother, Patricia, whom Noah has called “the hero of the story”. The story follows the fact that Patricia, a Xhosa woman, and Noah’s father Robert who was a white man were technically breaking the law when they had Noah in the apartheid, South Africa, where interracial marriage was forbidden.
As a result, he was hidden inside his home for a majority of his young life, out of the sheer fear that the government would remove him from the people he loved most. In an interview with NPR, “ My grandmother kept me locked in the house when I was staying with family in Soweto … if the police did show up… it was a constant game of hide-and-seek.
Noah will also produce the compelling, inspirational, and comically divine coming of age story and the days of freedom that followed alongside Nyong’o through his Ark Angels Production Company.