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First Trailer for Mira Nair’s ‘Queen of Katwe’ Starring Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo

10 May 2016 9:04 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After breaking out in 12 Years a Slave, we actually haven’t seen Lupita Nyong’o on screen since. Yes, she did motion-capture work for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Jungle Book, but for those hoping for a more substantial role from the actress, it will arrive this year. Mississippi Masala and Monsoon Wedding director Mira Nair recently adapted Tim Crothers‘ book, based on his own article for Espn, with Queen of Katwe and the first trailer has landed today.

The Disney drama follows the true story of Phiona Mutesi, who comes from the slums of Kampala, Uganda and became a chess prodigy as a teenager. The first trailer shows off an authentic, feel-good drama and we imagine it’ll be a strong fit for fall festivals before it hits theaters. Also starring newcomer Madina Nalwanga and David Oyelowo, check out the trailer and poster below.

Queen of Katwe »

- Jordan Raup

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Sarita Choudhury Talks Working with Tom Hanks in A Hologram for the King: It Made My Parents 'Proud'

22 April 2016 8:55 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Sarita Choudhury is making her parents proud. The actress, who plays Tom Hanks' love interest in A Hologram for the King, said working alongside the veteran actor was an especially meaningful experience because of what it meant to her parents. "To do a movie with someone like Tom Hanks that when you tell your dad, your dad knows who Tom Hanks is - it feels like you're finally giving back to your parents," Choudhury, 49, tells People. "It's like you've actually done something that they can recognize and there's something in me that makes them super proud." And it turns out, »

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Sarita Choudhury Talks Working with Tom Hanks in A Hologram for the King: It Made My Parents 'Proud'

22 April 2016 8:55 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Sarita Choudhury is making her parents proud. The actress, who plays Tom Hanks' love interest in A Hologram for the King, said working alongside the veteran actor was an especially meaningful experience because of what it meant to her parents. "To do a movie with someone like Tom Hanks that when you tell your dad, your dad knows who Tom Hanks is - it feels like you're finally giving back to your parents," Choudhury, 49, tells People. "It's like you've actually done something that they can recognize and there's something in me that makes them super proud." And it turns out, »

- Chancellor Agard, @chancelloragard

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Mira Nair Tapped for San Francisco Film Festival Award

29 March 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The San Francisco Film Society has named filmmaker Mira Nair the recipient of the Irving M. Levin Directing Award.

She will be presented the award at the April 25 awards ceremonies at the 59th San Francisco International Film Festival at the Fort Mason Center’s Herbst Pavilion. The award is given each year in memory of the festival’s founder Irving M. Levin.

Nair will also be honored at “An Afternoon With Mira Nair” at the Castro Theatre on April 24 with an onstage conversation followed by a screening of “Monsoon Wedding,” which won the Venice Film Festival’s Golden Lion in 2001. The presentation will also include an exclusive first look at special footage from Nair’s next project “Queen of Katwe,” about a rural Ugandan girl with an aptitude for chess, starring Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo.

Mira Nair has brilliantly bridged American and South Asian film traditions for more than 30 years, »

- Dave McNary

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Golden Globes 2016: We Did It All for the Cookie

11 January 2016 11:33 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

If you were an all-star pile-up of celebrity preposterousness, and you happened the night David Bowie died, you picked a pretty terrible night to happen. So sorry, Golden Globes — you were just a tin can floating far above the moon, right before the real rocket went past. But that's somehow appropriate, since the best running joke all night was how meaningless the Golden Globes are. "Remember, if you do win tonight, nobody cares about the award as much as you do," host Ricky Gervais announced as the show began. "Don't get emotional. »

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