Queen of Katwe (2016) English Full Movie Online

Queen of Katwe (2016) English Full Movie Online

Directed by Mira Nair

Produced by John Carls
Lydia Dean Pilcher

Screenplay by William Wheeler
Based on:
The Queen of Katwe: A Story of Life,
 Chess, and One Extraordinary Girl’s Dream of
 Becoming a Grandmaster 
by Tim Crothers

Genres :Biography | Sport

David Oyelowo
Lupita Nyong'o
Madina Nalwanga

Music by Alex Heffes

Cinematography Sean Bobbitt

Edited by Barry Alexander Brown

Walt Disney Pictures
ESPN Films
Cine Mosaic
Mirabai Films

Distributed by Walt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures

Release dates
10 September 2016 (TIFF)
30 September 2016 (United States)

Running time
124 minutes

Country United States

Language English

Budget $15 million

Status: Waiting

Queen of Katwe is an upcoming biographical sports drama film directed by Mira Nair from a screenplay by William Wheeler. Starring David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o, and Madina Nalwanga; the film depicts the life of Phiona Mutesi, a Ugandan chess prodigy from Katwe who becomes a Woman Candidate Master after her performances at World Chess Olympiads. The film is produced by Walt Disney Pictures and ESPN Films, and set for a limited release in North America on 23 September 2016, followed by a general theatrical release on 30 September. It is scheduled to be screened at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.

In 2012, Tim Crothers published a book titled, The Queen of Katwe: A Story of Life, Chess, and One Extraordinary Girl's Dream of Becoming a Grandmaster, which chronicled Phiona Mutesi's life. Walt Disney Pictures optioned the rights to the book that same year. Tendo Nagenda, Disney's senior creative executive, developed the project into production. Nagneda then approached Mira Nair to direct the film.

On January 2015, David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong’o were in negotiations to star in the film as Robert Katende and Harriet Mutesi. Ugandan newcomer Madina Nalwanga was cast as Phiona Mutesi.

Principal photography began in April 2015 and wrapped in June of that year. The film was shot entirely in Katwe in Kampala, Uganda and Johannesburg, South Africa.

Queen of Katwe will make its world premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival on 10 September. The film is also scheduled to be screened at the Urban World Festival on 22 September. Later, the film will make its European debut at the BFI London Film Festival on 9 October.


David Oyelowo as Robert Katende
Lupita Nyong'o as Harriet Mutesi
Madina Nalwanga as Phiona Mutesi
Ntare Mwine as Tendo
Maurice Kirya
Charity Rose Pimer
Esther Tebandeke as Sara Katende
Taryn "Kay" Kyaze