Randy McKinnon has been brought on to adapt the screenplay, which follows Onwuachi’s journey from his childhood in the Bronx with a mostly single mother to opening a fine-dining restaurant in Washington DC at the age of 26.
Onwuachi, who appeared on Bravo’s Top Chef, most recently won the 2019 James Beard award for Rising Chef of the Year.
A director has yet to be named. Colin Stark will also serve as executive producer alongside Stanfield.
Variety was first to report this news.