Oscar winning Kenyan-Mexican actress, Lupita Nyong’o is set to co-produce and star in new movie “Born A Crime” which is an adaptation of South African comedian Trevor Noah‘s book of same title.

The actress who recently starred in Marvel’s “Black Panther” will be playing the role of the mother of the host of “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.”

Born a Crime tells the Story of a Southern African childhood. Noah focuses on growing up in post-apartheid South Africa as the son of a white father and black mother who had trouble fitting in.

The book was published in 2016 by Spiegel & Grau and it won the James Thurber Prize for American Humor and two NAACP Image Awards.

The movie is a production of Angel Productions alongside Norman Aladjem, Derek Van Pelt and Sanaz Yamin of Mainstay Entertainment along with Nyong’o.

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