Born a Crime (upcoming film)
|Born a Crime|
|Directed by||Liesl Tommy|
|Screenplay by||Janine Eser|
|Based on||Born a Crime|
by Trevor Noah
Day Zero Productions
Comedy Central Films
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
Born a Crime is an upcoming American autobiographical satirical comedy film directed by Liesl Tommy, based on Trevor Noah’s autobiographical novel of the same name.
Patricia Nombuyiselo raises Trevor Noah during and after apartheid.
- Lupita Nyong’o as Patricia Nombuyiselo
- TBA as Trevor Noah
On February 21, 2018, Trevor Noah will produce the film adaptation of his novel “Born a Crime” through his Day Zero Productions with Lupita Nyong’o, Norman Aladjem, Derek Van Pelt and Sanaz Yamin producing the film. In March 2018, Nyong’o revealed that her Eclipsed director Liesl Tommy was hired to direct the film. On April 16, 2019, Janine Eser was hired to write the script.
On February 21, 2018, Nyong’o is set to star as Patricia Nombuyiselo in the film.
- N'Duka, Amanda (February 21, 2018). "Lupita Nyong'o To Star In 'Born A Crime' Based On Trevor Noah's Memoir". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 12, 2020.
- Clement, Olivia (March 27, 2018). "Tony Nominee Liesl Tommy to Direct Trevor Noah Biopic Starring Lupita Nyong'o". Playbill.com. Retrieved May 12, 2020.
- N'Duka, Amanda (April 16, 2019). "Janine Eser To Pen Trevor Noah's 'Born A Crime' Film Starring Lupita Nyong'o". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 12, 2020.
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