Lupita Nyong'o to star in Trevor Noah's biopic

Lupita Nyong'o

Actress Lupita Nyong'o will produce and star in Trevor Noah's biopic titled BORN A CRIME.

She will portray the role of a mother of the host of "The Daily Show With Trevor Noah", reports

The movie is an adaptation of Noah's autobiography BORN A CRIME: Stories From a Southern African Childhood.

Noah is producing the project through his Ark Angel Productions alongside Norman Aladjem, Derek Van Pelt and Sanaz Yamin of Mainstay Entertainment along with Nyong'o.

The 2016 book chronicles the popular comedian's childhood. It focuses on his life as he grew up in South Africa as the son of a white father and black mother who had trouble fitting in.

The book also provides details about his mother, Patricia, who grew up in a hut with 14 occupants and took her son to three churches.

The project is in its early stages and has no director or writer.

Nyong'o won an Academy Award for 12 YEARS A SLAVE and played Nakia in BLACK PANTHER.