LUPITA NYONG’O TO PLAY TREVOR NOAH’S MOTHER IN UPCOMING FILM!

Trevor Noah’s critically acclaimed autobiography, Born A Crime, delves into the complicated beginnings of The Daily Show host’s life, growing up in Apartheid South Africa to a black mother and Swiss father. Because interracial relationships were illegal at the time, the family were targeted, with Noah’s mother Patricia often spending short stints in jail. Among many other incredible recollections, Noah’s comedic success is the stuff of dreams and his mother’s resilience is worthy of praise.

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And now, Black Panther star, Lupita Nyong’o will play Noah’s mother in an upcoming feature film. Noah’s excitement was evident in a recent Instagram post which read, “My mom is a powerful woman who could easily be one of the beautiful soldiers in Wakanda. So it’s beyond a perfect fit that she would be portrayed on the big screen by the radiant and regal Lupita Nyong’o. I’m beyond excited.”

Nyong’o also voiced her excitement about the project, which she will produce, in her own Instagram post.

Born A Crime was honored with a pair of NAACP Image Awards, also winning the James Thurber Prize for American Humor.

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