Rumour has it that Lupita Nyong’o is set to appear in a film, which will be based on the book “Queen of Katwe,” by Tim Crothers.
Award winning Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o is to be cast as Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi, in a new film about Mustesi’s life called “Queen of Katwe” that is being produced and directed by the likewise acclaimed film director Mira Nair.
Mutesi’s story was the inspiration for a book by Tim Crothers, similarly titled, The Queen of Katwe: A Story of Life, Chess, and One Extraordinary Girl’s Dream of Becoming a Grandmaster.
She’s also been the subject of short documentaries and news reports, capturing her inspiring story. Lupita Nyong’o is a Kenyan-Mexican actress, who was born in Mexico City, Mexico and is best remembered for her role in “12 years a Slave” earning her an Oscar award for best supporting actress.