Lakeith Stanfield is heading to the kitchen for "Notes From a Young Black Chef," a film adaptation of American-Nigerian chef Kwame Onwuachi’s memoir.
The "Sorry to Bother You" and "Atlanta" star will portray Onwuachi’s unprecedented journey from childhood in the Bronx with a mostly single mother to opening a fine-dining restaurant in Washington D.C. at the age of 26.
It will chronicle the extreme highs and lows of his path to becoming a chef in a mostly white, elitist industry, including financing his first catering business by selling candy on the subway, appearing on “Top Chef,” and his first restaurant, Shaw Bijou in D.C., closing just 11 weeks after its opening.
Onwuachi recently won the 2019 James Beard award for Rising Chef of the Year.
Stanfield has been extremely busy in the last couple of years after breaking out in "Get Out." He next appears in Rian Johnson's murder mystery "Knives Out" and recently wrapped the romantic comedy "The Photograph" opposite Issa Rae.