Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Check out a first look photo of Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o in Disney’s adaptation of Tim Crother‘s book “Queen of Katwe.”

0x4The project is based on the true story of Phiona Mutesi, a young woman from the slums of Uganda who went on to become a World Chess Olympiad. Nyong’o plays Phiona’s mother Harriett Mutesi and “Selma” star David Oyelowo plays Robert Katende, Phiona’s coach and mentor.  The role of Phiona is played by Madina Nalwanga.  Also Look for Nyong’o and Oyelowo to star in the film adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “Americanah.”

“The Queen of Katwe” opens in theaters this fall.


Photo Credit: Shadow & Act
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