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Lakeith Stanfield co-stars in two of this fall’s coolest movies — Rian Johnson‘s whodunit Knives Out and the Safdie brothers’ crime drama Uncut Gems — and while he may not be the lead in either one, he certainly proved himself as a lead over the last two years thanks to his versatile turns in the acclaimed indies Sorry to Bother You and Crown Heights. Now, he’s taking the next step in his career, as he has signed on to star in and executive produce a new A24 movie titled Notes From a Young Black Chef.
Based on the memoir by American-Nigerian chef Kwame Onwuachi, the film will follow Onwuachi’s unprecedented journey from growing up in the Bronx to opening a fine-dining restaurant in Washington D.C. at the age of 26 and appearing on Top Chef. As legend has it, Onwuachi sold candy on the subway in order to finance his first catering business.
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Randy McKinnon (Chambers) will adapt the memoir for the screen, and Knopf recently acquired the publishing rights to the book, which Onwuachi co-wrote with Joshua David Stein. Stephen “Dr” Love (The Land) will produce, while Stanfield will executive produce along with...
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