Who is the South African Director directing Trevor Noah’s film?

10 April 2018
Trevor Noah's biopic is gaining momentum quickly after it was confirmed that director, Liesl Tommy was the latest addition to the production team.
 
It was announced this week that Trevor Noah had signed a deal with Viacom and Comedy Central to release Born a Crime through Day Zero Productions. This news followed last month's update that Lupita Nyong'o had been added to the film's cast and would be playing a younger version of Trevor Noah's mother.
 
Liesl Tommy will be overseeing the film's production as lead director and she could barely hide her excitement at taking over such a high brow project:
 
"When I came home to Cape Town for Christmas in 2016, I gave my father, my brother and uncles Trevor's book as Christmas presents. I loved it so much, and thought they'd love it too because of the combination of humour and love of family with the Apartheid backdrop. Never in a million years did I imagine I'd one day be directing the film of that book. I've spent many years working all over the world, to finally get to come home to South Africa to shoot a project like this is a dream come true."
 
Lupita Nyong'o also showered Liesl with praise on Twitter, describing her as a "Power House"
 

 
The Born a Crime movie is gaining attention with every passing week, but we're still waiting to find out who will play Trevor Noah in the film. Should they allow the comedian to play himself, or offer the role to somebody from South Africa?
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