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Here's The Gorgeous First Trailer For "Queen Of Katwe"

Grab some tissues. No, seriously.

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The first trailer for Disney's Queen of Katwe is here, and you're going to need some tissues before you press play:

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The movie, based on a true story, follows Phiona Mutesi (Madina Nalwanga), a 10-year-old living in the impoverished slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda.

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She and her pragmatic, protective mother, Harriet (Lupita Nyong’o), sell vegetables in the market to provide for their family.

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But things change when Phiona discovers a group of local kids playing chess.

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Robert Katende (David Oyelowo), a soccer player turned missionary, teaches the local children how to play the game — and sees great potential in Phiona.

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He begins to mentor her, despite Harriet's fears that her daughter will only find disappointment in the end.

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But Phiona's skills are undeniable, and soon she begins to break away from her former life and expand her horizons.

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*buys tissues in bulk*

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Queen of Katwe opens in theaters September 23.

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