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Lupita Nyong’o & David Oyelowo star in “The Queen of Katwe”

lupita-nyongo-600x373 The Kenyan Hollywood star is set to star in The Queen of Katwe, a biographical drama about a Ugandan chess prodigy. The movie is directed by Mira Nair and based on a book by Tim Crothers.

The movie stars newcomer Madina Nalwanga as Phiona Mutsei, a young girl from the slums of Kampala who chases her dream of becoming an international chess champion.

In the movie, Lupita plays the role of Phiona’s mother, and British-Nigerian Hollywood actor David Oyelowo joins the cast to play a missionary who teaches chess to local kids.

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According to reports the movie was largely shot in Uganda.

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