Trevor Noah works with Paramount Animation on the original film

In his nearly 20-year career, Emmy won The daily show Host Trevor Noah hasn’t really explored the world of film yet and plays small roles in Mad Buddies and Black Pantherand now he’s finally ready to dip his toes in the field as he collaborates with Paramount Animation on a new original film, according to Variety.

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The storyline details for the untitled feature are currently kept near the chest, but they are referred to as “punctual, poignant and funny”And is based on an original story idea from Noah, who will produce the project through his Day Zero Productions banner together with his President for Production Haroon Saleem, Norman Aladjem, Derek Van Pelt and Sanaz Yamin for Mainstay Entertainment. The script for the project is written by black Writers and happy end Co-showrunners Jonathan Groff and Modern family and Community Alum Jon Pollack.

The project is the latest project by Noah in his and Day Zero’s contract with ViacomCBS, signed in March 2018, with the aim of developing, producing and purchasing a variety of content for national and international audiences on the studio’s various platforms . Some of her current projects in development include a film adaptation of Noah’s award-winning autobiography Born a crimewho have Lupita Nyong’o (Black Panther) as Noah’s mother and executive producer and Liesl Tommy (Jessica Jones) appended to directly.

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Paramount Animation has worked to improve its image since former DreamWorks Animation co-president Mireille Soria was named president of the studio in her latest efforts Monster trucks, Sherlock Gnome and Wonder park It all turned out to be a critical and commercial failure. The studio is currently preparing for the third installment in the SpongeBob SquarePants Film franchise, Sponge on the runwho switched from a theatrical release to a VOD and CBS all-access debut sometime in the next few months due to the global pandemic, the monster wrestling image rumble scheduled for release in May and PAW Patrol: The Movie set for release in August.

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