Queen of Katwe: Directed by Mira Nair, Starring Oscar Winner Lupita

New offerings at the specialty box office this weekend (Sep 23-25, 2016) include Disney’s Queen of Katwe, an inspirational biopic sports drama.

Directed by Mira Nair, it is starring Oscar winner Lupita (12 Years a Slave) Nyong’o as real-life Ugandan chess player Phiona Mutesi.

David Oyelowo and Madina Nalwanga also star.

Queen of Katwe premiered at the 2016 Toronto Film Fest and will open in some 50 theaters in North America before expanding nationwide September 30.

Disney partnered with ESPN on the film, which hopes to be an awards contender.