Queen of Katwe

Queen of Katwe posterRelease Date:  9/23/16
Genre:  Biography/Drama
Rating:  PG
Running Time:  Unknown
Director:  Mira Nair
Studio(s):   ESPN Films, Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Productions.

Cast:  Lupita Nyong’o (Harriet Mutesi), David Oyelowo (Robert Katende), Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine (Tendo), Madina Nalwanga (Phiona Mutesi).

Story:  Queen Of Katwe is the true story of a young girl, Phiona Mutesi selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess by Robert Katende a soccer player turned missionary.  As a result of the support she receives from her mother, her family and community, Phiona pursues her dream of becoming an international chess champion.  Source(s):  Deadline; IMDB.

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