Behold the first picture from Disney’s new movie The Queen of Katwe. Yop, that’s Lupita Nyong’o along with newbie Madina Nalwanga.
The Queen of Katwe is the biography of Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutsei who grew up in the slums of Kampala to become an internationally ranked chess champion. Lupita will play her mother Harriet, while David Oyelowo plays a missionary who teaches the local kids how to play chess. The film was shot on location in Uganda and is expected to hit theaters this fall.