WT Deals: Steve Conrad Slated to Write Film for Paramount Pictures About Nigerian Refugee Chess Prodigy

Todd Stern’s client Steven Conrad has been engaged by Paramount Pictures to write and executive produce a film about a Nigerian family who fled their home country seeking asylum in New York and their 8 year-old son who won the New York State Chess Championship in 2019. Trevor Noah will produce the drama through his Day Zero Productions banner along with State Street Pictures’ George Tillman Jr. and Bob Teitel.

For more details, read the full article in Variety.