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Watch Lupita Nyong’o in The Queen of Katwe trailer



The Queen of Katwe is a new film from Disney. It is the biographical drama about a Ugandan chess prodigy starring Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo, and newcomer Madina Nalwanga.

Nalwanga plays Phiona Mutsei, a young girl from the slums of Kampala who chases her dream of becoming an international chess champion. Nyong’o plays Phiona’s mother, and Oyelowo plays a missionary who teaches chess to local kids.

Directed by Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding) and based on Tim Crothers’ book, the film was mainly shot in Uganda.




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