Lakeith Stanfield to play top young chef in new movie

Lakeith Stanfield is to play top chef Kwame Onwuachi’s in a movie adaptation of his memoir.
Onwuachi’s autobiography, Notes From a Young Black Chef, was released last year (19), and documents his rise from a struggling childhood in the Bronx to opening a fine-dining restaurant in Washington D.C. at the age of just 26.
According to Variety, the Sorry to Bother You star will appear in a movie version, which will be penned by Where the Water Runs screenwriter Randy McKinnon.
The 29-year-old chef financed his first catering business by selling sweets on the subway, appeared on cooking TV show Top Chef in 2015, and opened his own restaurant, the Shaw Bijou, in Washington D.C. the following year.
It closed after just 11 weeks, but the Nigerian-American chef has since bounced back, opening an Afro-Caribbean restaurant, Kith/Kin in the city, and was named one of Food & Wine magazine’s Best New Chefs of 2019. He also won Rising Star Chef of the Year at the prestigious James Beard Foundation Awards last year.