Lupita Nyong’o to star in Disney’s “Queen of Katwe”

Just the other day I asked someone “What ever happened to Lupita Nyong’o?” She seemed to be Hollywood’s new It Girl and Fashionista but she soon faded to the background and we hadn’t seen or heard from her in a while. And just when I counted her out she came back full force, being a presenter at last night’s Golden Globe Awards!


Aside from readying Americanah alongside Brad Pitt, Lupita is hard at work filming Star Wars: Episode VII, set for release later this year. So, what else does she have in the works?

According to reports, Lupita is in talks to star with David Oyelowo (Selma) in Disney’s Queen of Katwe, the true story of Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi.

If everything goes accordingly, Lupita will portray Phiona’s mom, Harriet Mutesi.

I can’t wait to see what new projects Lupita will dazzle us in next! However, Queen of Katwe sounds like it’s right up my alley – I love a great movie based on actual accounts. What about you? Have you missed Lupita?


By Monique C. Tillman


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