What the new film with a participation of Lupita Nyong'o and David Oyelowo is interesting for? What roles did they play in this movie? Read the article to learn the latest news about great premiere with a participation of Nigerian stars.
The movie 'Queen of Katwe', which is about the talented schoolgirl – chess player from Uganda has a chance to become the new 'Slumdog Millionaire'. This year Toronto represents a separate section of movies from Namibia, but at the same time, it is possible to find films devoted to Africa in other programs. Mira Nair has brought to Toronto her new work 'Queen of Katwe', shot by Disney studio.
Kampala, Uganda. Lonely Nakka Harriet Mute (Lupita Nyong'o) tries to survive in slums of Katwe. After the death of her husband, she should raise four children, two girls, and two boys. The oldest daughter finds a boyfriend and goes with him to new life. 12-year-old Fiona helps her mother in the house, but once sees how her younger brother and other children play chess. They are trained by the former football player Robert Katende (David Oyelowo), who will have hard times soon. Fiona will be the true talent and will be capable of predicting a game on eight moves ahead. The life story of Fiona develops against the background of chess victories and failures. Nakka, her mother, accepts new hobby of the daughter not at once, trying to pull the girl out from a beautiful life. But Fiona strongly intends to go to victory to buy a house for the family. Expecting of a release of the new movie let's talk about its main actors in more detail.
Lupita Nyong'o biography
Lupita Nyong’o was born in Mexico but has grown up in Kenya from where her parents were. She has moved to the USA where she studied acting skills at Yale University, from which she graduated with a degree of the Bachelor of Arts. In parallel with training, Nyong’o acted in theatrical performances, and also worked as staff at shootings of movies.
Lupita Nyong'o movies
Lupita Nyong'o started her career in the film business as the trainee in Mira Nair's company in New York. Then she has received a position at her film school. Afterward, she has tried as the actress in one of the movies of graduates of the school, and Nair, composing the scenario, thought of Nyong'o as a candidate for the role of mother Fiona. Even when the actress has won the Oscar for a role in drama '12 years of slavery', she wasn't going to refuse the project on which her former chief worked. Nyong’o debuted in this movie in 2013, where she played the slave and the main female character. She also took part in such films as The Jungle Book, Intelliqent Lite, In My Genes, Black Panther, and many others.
Lupita Nyong'o’s Oscar
Soon after the premiere of the film critics began to mark out Nyong’o in the lists of potential candidates for competition of Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 2014, and as a result, the actress has got an award.
In April 2014 'The People' magazine has placed Nyong’o in the first place in the annual list of the most beautiful women. In 2015, Nyong’o debuted on the theatrical stage in play 'Eclipsed', the role in which has brought her the nomination for Tony award for Best Actress in the play.
David Oyelowo biography
David Oyelowo was born on April 1, 1976. He is the British actor. David Oyelowo movies are well known for the wide public. He is most famous for Louis Gaines's role in the movie 'Butler' and on a role in the movie 'Lincoln'. He is also known for Danny Hunter's role in the British TV series 'Ghosts'. At present, he plays the agent Kallus in the coming animation series 'Star wars: Insurgents'. For Martin Luther King's role in Selma, he was nominated for award 'Gold Globe' in category 'The Best Actor in the Drama'.
David Oyelowo family
He is married to the actress Jessica Oyelowo. They have four children and live in Los Angeles.