Lupita Nyong’o will star in and produce Born A Crime based on memoir by The Daily Show's Trevor Noah about growing up in South Africa
Lupita Nyong’o has confirmed that she is set to produce and star in a movie adaptation of Trevor Noah's memoir Born A Crime.
The 12 years a Slave Oscar winner, 34, shared a photo of the two of them to her Instagram on Wednesday.
She wrote: 'When I read @TrevorNoah's "Born A Crime," I could not put the book down. Excited to announce that I will be starring in and producing its feature film adaptation!'
'Excited': Lupita Nyong’o confirmed in an Instagram post Wednesday that she is set to produce and star in a movie adaptation of Trevor Noah's memoir Born A Crime
Noah, 34, who was born in Johannesburg, published the book in 2016.
In it, the host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show detailed his experiences growing up in South Africa as the son of a white father and a black mother.
According to Deadline.com, Nyong'o will star as Noah's mother Patricia who was raised in poverty and was a devout Christian and fervent churchgoer.
In 2009, she was shot in the head by Noah's stepfather but survived.
Leading role: According to Deadline.com, Nyong'o will star as Noah's mother Patricia who was raised in poverty in South Africa and was a devout Christian and fervent churchgoer
Storis from his childhood: Noah, 34, the host of Comedy central's The Daily Show, is also producing the film through his production company
Noah is producing the film through his production company and his memoir has won the James Thurber Prize for American Humor and two NAACP Image Awards.
Meanwhile, Nyong'o is riding high at the box office as Nakia in Marvel's Black Panther.
The film, with Chadwick Boseman in the leading role, has made $462m worldwide to date.
Acclaimed work: Noah's memoir, published in 2016, has won the James Thurber Prize for American Humor and two NAACP Image Awards
Monster hit: Nyong'o is currently riding high at the box office as Nakia in Marvel's Black Panther. The film has made $462m worldwide to date
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