Here's The Gorgeous First Trailer For "Queen Of Katwe"
Grab some tissues. No, seriously.
The first trailer for Disney's Queen of Katwe is here, and you're going to need some tissues before you press play:
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.
She and her pragmatic, protective mother, Harriet (Lupita Nyong’o), sell vegetables in the market to provide for their family.
But things change when Phiona discovers a group of local kids playing chess.
Robert Katende (David Oyelowo), a soccer player turned missionary, teaches the local children how to play the game — and sees great potential in Phiona.
He begins to mentor her, despite Harriet's fears that her daughter will only find disappointment in the end.
But Phiona's skills are undeniable, and soon she begins to break away from her former life and expand her horizons.
*buys tissues in bulk*
Queen of Katwe opens in theaters September 23.
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