Kenya’s Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o is to star in a film adaptation of internationally acclaimed South African comedian Trevor Noah’s autobiography, Born a Crime.

Lupita, who will also co-produce the film tweeted the news, sharing her experience of reading the best selling book.

“I could not put the book down. Excited to announce that I will be starring in and producing its feature film adaptation!,” Nyong’o said.

Trevor replied her tweet saying ‘I’m in heaven’ and said she was ‘beyong a perfect fit’ for his mother who he describes as ‘a powerful woman’.

“My mom is a powerful woman who could easily be one of the beautiful soldiers in Wakanda. So it’s beyond a perfect fit that she would be portrayed on the big screen by the radiant and regal Lupita Nyong’o. I’m beyond excited,” he wrote.