True-Life Champion From Disney’s “Queen Of Katwe”

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Disney has released photos of Phiona Mutesi and her coach Robert Katende with the mirror images of the actors who play them on screen, Madina Nalwanga and David Oyelowo in the new movie “Queen Of Katwe” as well as new TV Spots highlighting the improbable journey to become a champion.


The film starring Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o and Nalwanga is directed by Mira Nair and will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 10. “Queen Of Katwe” is based on the true story of Phiona Mutesi, a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda who is introduced to the game of chess by Robert Katende, a former missionary and soccer coach, and goes on to become an international chess champion.


True-Life Champion From Disney's "Queen Of Katwe"
True-Life Champion From Disney's "Queen Of Katwe"

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