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Lupita Nyong’o Joins Disney's 'Queen Of Katwe'

Lupita Nyong’o Joins Disney's 'Queen Of Katwe'

Lupita Nyong’o joins The Jungle Book cast on stage during the 2015 D23 Expo on Saturday afternoon (August 15) in Anaheim, Calif.

The 32-year-old actress voices mother wolf Raksha in the upcoming film opposite Neel Sethi (Mowgli) and Ben Kingsley (Bagheera), who were all joined by director Jon Favreau to promote the new film.

It was also announced that Lupita will star in Disney’s upcoming Queen of Katwe with David Oyelowo and newcomer Medina Nalwanga.

The film is based on the inspirational true story of a girl from the poverty-stricken slums of rural Uganda who dreams of becoming a champion chess player and will be directed by Mira Nair from a screenplay by William Wheeler.

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Photos: Disney
Posted to: Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong'o, Movies, The Jungle Book

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  • lylian

    Glad to see Lupita working. Was a little worried for her.

    Hope to see her in other roles which are NOT specific to her being African and black. Just a role as a woman and human being. Beauty is beauty and talent is talent and Lupita has both. I think the world can appreciate that in any individual.

  • OVERRATED

    This ugly woman lupeta nyengo with fat legs is sooooooo overrated.She can’t even act.Many more talented African-American and African actresses out there.