The real life story behind Disney's upcoming movie QUEEN OF KATWE is an amazing one. Now you can get to know more about the real life inspiration with photos of Phiona Mutesi and her coach Robert Katende along side actors Madina Nalwanga and David Oyelowo, who play them on screen.
Disney has released photos of Phiona Mutesi and her coach Robert Katende with the mirror images of scenes from QUEEN OF KATWE.
They also released a new TV Spot highlighting the improbable journey to become a champion. Watch it below.
Then get ready for QUEEN OF KATWE to open in theaters in limited release on September 23rd and everywhere on September 30th!
“Queen of Katwe” is based on the vibrant true story of Phiona Mutesi (Nalwanga) from 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, Phiona is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.
The film stars Golden Globe® nominee David Oyelowo, Oscar® winner and Tony Award® nominee Lupita Nyong’o and newcomer Madina Nalwanga.
Directed by Mira Nair from a screenplay by William Wheeler, “Queen of Katwe” is produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher, p.g.a. and John Carls, p.g.a. with Will Weiske and Troy Buder serving as executive producers.
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