The vivid first trailer for Disney’s true-life story “Queen of Katwe” is here!
Aside from featuring the familiar faces of Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo and Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, the trailer is filled with expressive first-timers including Madina Nalwanga, who plays Phiona Mutesi in the film.
The colorful trailer first opens with a quote from Liberian president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on a black background: “The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them.”
Nyong’o plays Harriet Mutesi, mother of a young Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi. Oyelowo plays Robert Katende, a missionary who teaches local children how to play chess. After seeing Phiona’s potential Katende mentors her to become a chess world champion, overcoming her impoverished background.
“Sometimes the place you are used to is not the place you belong. You belong where you believe you belong,” says Katende to a young Phiona Mutesi.
Disney’s “Queen of Katwe” hits theaters with a limited release on Sept. 23.
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