Saturday, January 10, 2015

David Oyelowo & Lupita Nyong'o Tipped For "Queen Of Katwe"

David Oyelowo and 12 Years a Slave Best Supporting Actress Lupita Nyong'o are in negotiations to star in the true story of "Queen of Katwe" says Deadline.

Based on author Tim Crothersbook, the story follows of a young woman named Phiona Mutesi. She came out of a Ugandan slum to reach the World Chess Olympiad with the help and belief of her coach-mentor Robert Katende (Oyelowo). 

Nyong’o will play Harriet Mutesi, Phiona’s young mother.

William Wheeler (" The Reluctant Fundamentalist") is penning the adapted script for director Mira Nair..

John Carls and Lydia Dean Pilcher  are producing the film.

Production begins in the Spring

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