queen of katwe

Queen of Katwe ‘Gloria’ actress dead at age 15

Nikita Pearl Waligwa who starred as Gloria in Disney’s 2016 film “Queen of Katwe” has died after a three year battle against a brain tumor. She was diagnosed in 2016 and was aided by “Queen of Katwe” director Mira Nair to find treatment. Co-star Daved… Read More »Queen of Katwe ‘Gloria’ actress dead at age 15

Review: Disney’s Queen of Katwe is elevated by Family and Chess

The setting of Disney’s new sports film Queen of Katwe is as unconventional as the setting is removed from the usual sports movie. The story follows 9-year-old Phiona Mutesi as she struggles to survive in the poverty-stricken slums ot Katwe, Uganda. Her mother, Harriet, tries… Read More »Review: Disney’s Queen of Katwe is elevated by Family and Chess

Queen of Katwe – TV Spot: Never Surrender

Disney’s Queen of Katwe is the true story of a young girl who rises from the streets of rural Uganda to compete on the world level in the very intense Chess tournament circuit. The powerful film stars David Oyelowo, Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, and newcomer… Read More »Queen of Katwe – TV Spot: Never Surrender

Alicia Keys composes song for Disney’s Queen of Katwe

Grammy Award Winning recording artist Alicia Keys and Walt Disney Studios are partnering on the studio’s based on a true story movie “Queen of Katwe.” Keys’ new original song, “Back to Life” appears in the film and on the soundtrack for the movie. Checkout this… Read More »Alicia Keys composes song for Disney’s Queen of Katwe

Queen of Katwe – It’s about more than Chess

A new featurette from Disney’s upcoming film “Queen of Katwe” shows that it takes more than just mastery of the game of Chess to be a real champion. The movie follows 10-year-old Phiona Mutesi who goes from selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda… Read More »Queen of Katwe – It’s about more than Chess

Disney’s Queen of Katwe – new trailer

We’re excited to share a brand new spot for “Queen of Katwe,” a powrful life-fulfilling new ‘based on a true story’ movie from Disney. Directed by Mira Nair, the film starring David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong’o will make its world premiere at the Toronto International… Read More »Disney’s Queen of Katwe – new trailer