Lupita Nyong’o Shines in ‘Queen Of Katwe’ Trailer
Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o has been very particular about the roles she’s taken after claiming the Best Supporting Actress trophy in 2014. Since then, the Kenyan actress has starred in the international blockbuster Star Wars, and she’s just been nominated for a Tony Award for her role in the Broadway play Eclipsed. While we love the choices Nyong’o has made over the last two years, we’ve been clamoring to see more of her on the big screen. Now, it’s happening.
This September, Nyongo will star in the upcoming Disney film Queen of Katwe.
— Queen of Katwe (@QueenOfKatwe) May 10, 2016
Based on a true story, Queen of Katwe is about a Ugandan girl who overcomes steep obstacles to become a chess champion.
The film, due out on September 23, also stars David Oyelowo and newcomer Madina Nalwanga, and has already garnered award buzz.