Walt Disney Pictures is bringing us the story of Ugandan Chess Prodigy, Phiona Mutesi. Based a true story, newcomer Madina Nalwanga (starring as Phiona Mutesi) along with co-stars David Oyelowo as her coach and Lupita Nyong’o as her mother give us a look at how a young girl from Kampula Uganda became a competitor in the World Chess Olympiad.
Filmed in Uganda, Disney’s “The Queen of Katwe,” was adapted by William Wheeler from the 2011 ESPN the Magazine story and subsequent book by Tim Crothers. Walt Disney Pictures is always a winner in my book when it comes to films based on true stories and this one has the makings of another great film.
Little information is known as to other cast members or production team, however I will be keeping my eyes and ears open to update our Disney Addicts.