Delight as South African unveiled as Trevor Noah biopic director

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A groundbreaking South African director will be at the helm of the Trevor Noah biopic – and South Africans are pretty happy.
Liesl Tommy, who was born in Cape Town, was unveiled as the film’s director overnight – and it didn’t take long for Kenyan actor Lupita Nyong’o to share a gushing post explaining her own delight at the choice:

Nyong’o – who is playing Noah’s mother in the film based on his autobiography, Born a Crime – is not the only person excited to be part of the team.
Tommy, who was the first woman of colour to be nominated for a best play director Tony when she was shortlisted for Eclipsed in 2016, was also pretty thrilled:

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