Lupita Nyong’o read 10 pages of the “Queen of Katwe” script and broke down crying. “I had been so inspired,” Nyong’o says in a new behind-the-scenes look at the movie, premiering exclusively on The Huffington Post.
“Queen of Katwe” is based on the true story of Phiona Mutesi, a chess prodigy chasing her talents in the slums of Uganda. Nyong’o plays Mutesi’s mother, and David Oyelowo portrays her mentor in the Disney project ― the latest from Mira Nair, who directed “Amelia” and the acclaimed Hindi film “Salaam Bombay!”
Get an inside look at “Katwe” ahead of the movie’s Sept. 23 release in the featurette below.