Disney has a lot of great film’s coming out this year! Now they may be know for their animation, but they’ve release a number of amazing dramas and live action films. Today I’m sharing with you the trailer for QUEEN OF KATWE scheduled to hit theaters later this fall. The films tells the story of a young girl in rural Uganda whose life changes once she is introduced to the world of chess. With the help of her family and village, she pursues her dream of becoming an international chess champion!
This film stars newcomer Madina Nalwanga as 10-year-old Phiona Mutesi. Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o plays her mom Harriet, who is determined provide for her family, putting food on the table and roof over their heads. David Oyelowo stars as Robert Katende, a soccer player turned missionary who teaches local children chess, and introduces young Phiona to the game.
QUEEN OF KATWE is directed by Mira Nair, with a screenplay by William Wheeler, based on the “Queen of Katwe” book by Tim Crothers.
LUPITA was amazing in 12 YEARS A SLAVE, and loved that she voiced roles in the Disney films STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS and THE JUNGLE BOOK.
QUEEN OF KATWE Trailer
This film opens in theaters on September 23rd!
What did you think of the trailer?
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