Screen kween meets queen

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This week we fi­nally got to see the first trailer and the poster art for a project that’s been ex­cit­ing us since it was an­nounced. Di­rected by Mira Nair, and star­ring kween Lupita Ny­ong’o and David Oyelowo, the film tells the true story of Ugan­dan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi, whose nick­name is also the film’s ti­tle, Queen of Katwe. It tracks Mutesi’s in­cred­i­ble jour­ney from be­ing born in a Kampala slum to be­com­ing a grand­mas­ter. It pre­mieres in the US in Septem­ber. – Charl Blignaut

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