The first trailer is now out for “Queen of Katwe,” one of the only films Disney is set to release this year that’s not “Star Wars,” Marvel, Pixar or a live-action fantasy. David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o and Madina Nalwang star in the film which opens in September.
Mira Nair helms this adaptation of the Tim Crothers novel which boasts a screenplay by William Wheeler (“The Hoax”). The true story tale follows a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess.
As a result of the support she receives from her family and community, she is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.