Lakeith Stanfield (“Sorry to Bother You,” “Atlanta”) is set to star in the feature film adaptation of American-Nigerian chef Kwame Onwuachi’s memoir “Notes From a Young Black Chef” at A24.
From a childhood in the Bronx with a mostly single mother to opening a fine-dining restaurant in Washington D.C. at the age of 26, the story encompasses the extreme highs and lows of Onwuachi’s path to becoming a chef in a mostly white, elitist industry.
That includes financing his first catering business by selling candy on the subway, appearing on “Top Chef.” and his first restaurant closing just eleven weeks after its opening.
Randy McKinnon will adapt the script from the memoir penned by Onwuachi and Joshua David Stein. Stephen ‘Dr’ Love will produce and no director is yet attached.
Stanfield will next be seen in Rian Johnson’s whodunit mystery “Knives Out,” the Safdie Brothers’ crime comedy “Uncut Gems” and Stella Meghie’s romance ensemble “The Photograph”.