Aside from featuring the familiar faces of Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo and Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, the trailer is filled with expressive first-timers including Madina Nalwanga, who plays Phiona Mutesi in the film.
The colorful trailer first opens with a quote from Liberian president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on a black background: “The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them.”
Nyong’o plays Harriet Mutesi, mother of a young Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi. Oyelowo plays Robert Katende, a missionary who teaches local children how to play chess. After seeing Phiona’s potential Katende mentors her to become a chess world champion, overcoming her impoverished background. (Variety.com)