Between Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Jungle Book, Lupita Nyong’o has lent her voice to some of the year’s biggest box office hits, but the Oscar winner will soon be returning to the screen with a live-action role in Queen of Katwe. Now, Nyong’o has shared the first clip from the upcoming Disney drama to tease its full trailer, dropping on Tuesday.
Based on Tim Crothers’ book (which was first adapted from an ESPN the Magazine feature), Queen of Katwe tells the true story of Phiona Mutesi, a young prodigy living in rural Uganda who’s introduced to the game of chess. She takes to the game immediately, and with the help of her family and community, she pursues her dream of becoming an international champion. Newcomer Madina Nalwanga stars as Phiona, with Nyong’o playing her mother and David Oyelowo playing a local missionary.