Lupita Nyong'o has inked a deal to star in a movie based on Trevor Noah's hit memoir.

Nyong'o will play the Daily Show host's mother, Patricia Noah, Deadline reported Wednesday. Born a Crime, based on Noah's book of the same name, will be produced by Noah's own Ark Angel Productions and Nyong'o, among others. A release window has not been announced.

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Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood was published in 2016, one year after Noah took over Daily Show duties from Jon Stewart. The book became a hit, both critically and commercially, and has been described by its author as a revelatory writing experience. "I thought that I was the hero of my story, [but] in writing it I came to realize over time that my mom was the hero," Noah told NPR shortly after the book's release. "I was lucky enough to be in the shadow of a giant."

Nyong'o currently stars as Nakia in Ryan Coogler's really great Black Panther alongside Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, and Danai Gurira.​ "It is intense," she told Collider of the role's physical requirements. "I mean, I had dreams of being in an action film and stuff. I didn't realize that it was going to change my diet! And require me to wake up at insane hours. This week alone, I woke up to work out at 3 in the morning, which is ridiculous. So it does take a lot of physical endurance and a commitment to your body, like nothing else. But it's been so much fun to challenge my body in this new way.​"