Lupita Nyong’o brings Trevor Noah’s
The Oscar-winning Kenyan actress is using her platform in Hollywood to tell African stories. Not only is she bringing in a new dimension to on-screen representation, Nyong’o also gets to create the kind of roles she’d like to play.
On Feb. 22, Nyong’o took to Instagram to announce that she would be starring in and producing a feature film adaptation of Trevor Noah’s autobiography, Born a Crime. In another post on Feb. 23, Nyong’o hinted at the role she would be playing with the caption “Always a pleasure to see my firend (and future #BornACrime son, sort of!)” below photos of her appearance on the Daily Show.
Noah’s book about being a biracial child in apartheid South Africa introduced his backstory to American audiences in 2016 in what the New York Times described as “raw, deeply personal reminiscences.”