New Trailer From Mira Nair’s Queen of Katwe Starring Lupita Nyong’o

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New Trailer From Mira Nair’s Queen of Katwe Starring Lupita Nyong’o
Posted by Wilson Morales

June 15, 2016

Queen of Katwe posterDisney has released a new trailer from Queen of Katwe, the biographical drama about a Ugandan chess prodigy starring Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo, and newcomer Madina Nalwanga. The full trailer will be shown this Tuesday, May 10.

The film hits theaters on September 23, 2016.

Directed by Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding), Katwe is based on Tim Crothers’ 2011 ESPN The Magazine article and subsequent book The Queen Of Katwe: A Story Of Life, Chess, And One Extraordinary Girl’s Dream Of Becoming A Grandmaster.

The Queen of Katwe - Madina Nalwanga and Lupita Nyong’o

It tells the story of Phiona Mutesi, who emerged out of a slum in Uganda to reach the World Chess Olympiad with the help and belief of her coach-mentor Robert Katende. Oyelowo will play Katende. Nyong’o will play Harriet Mutesi, Phiona’s young mother.

Queen of Katwe” is the colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.

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