As Black Panther dominates box offices worldwide, Lupita Nyong’o has booked another starring role.
The actress has been tapped to star in the upcoming film adaptation of Noah’s best-selling autobiography, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood.
According to Deadline, who broke the news, says Nyong’o will play Patricia Noah, who served as an important figure to Noah in his formative years. His mother was shot in the head by his stepfather while returning from a church service.
Noah will produce the project and Nyong’o has also joined as an executive producer.
Born a Crime was first release in 2016. It spent 26 weeks on the bestseller list and won several awards.
Up next for Nyon’go, she is satarring in the Australian zombie comedy, Little Monsters and will produce and star in an adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s bestseller Americanah, which will be written by her Black Panther co-star, Danai Gurira. Of course, rumors are running rampant about an inevitable Black Panther sequel.