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Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo star in Ugandan movie

07 January 2016, 16:03

 Lagos - Kenyan Hollywood star, Lupita Nyong’o  is set to star in  a Disney film titled The Queen of Katwe, reports EW

It is a biographical drama about a Ugandan chess prodigy.

The  Disney movie is directed by Mira Nair and based on a book by Tim Crothers,whose rights were optioned  and  work began  on the film in 2012.

Also read:Lupita Nyong'o is thinking of starting a family in Africa

The movie stars newcomer Madina Nalwanga as Phiona Mutsei, a young girl from the slums of Kampala who chases her dream of becoming an international chess champion.

In the movie, Lupita plays the role of Phiona’s mother, and British-Nigerian Hollywood actor David Oyelowo joins the cast to play a missionary who teaches chess to local kids.

According to reports the movie was largely shot in Uganda, and  is set for release late in 2016.

Read more at EW

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