Liesl Tommy, a South African born director recently signed on to direct the life film about Trevor Noah. Trevor is a household name and there is no doubt that this film will break records.
The film's executive producer Lupita Nyong'o is the executive producer and the actress who will play the role of Trevor's mother in the movie.
Liesl posted a heartwarming post saying that she is extremely humbled to be working with Trevor as she is a fan and even gave family members copies of Trevor's book for Christmas two years ago.
"So, when I went home to Cape Town for Christmas in 2016 I gave my dad, my brother, and some uncles this book Born A Crime by Trevor Noah for Christmas presents. Little did I know I would one day be sharing this announcement. To think I’ll be shooting this feature film in South Africa...just no words."
Liesl has directed theatre shows across the US and earned a Tony nomination for directing Lupita in the play Eclipsed. She has never directed an on screen production, so this will be her debut and in proudly Mzansi style.
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