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Lupita Nyong’o dazzles at ‘Queen of Katwe’ premiere

HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: (L-R) Executive Vice President of Production, The Walt Disney Studios, Tendo Nagenda, President of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production, Sean Bailey, chaperone Mark Mugwana, Chess Coach and Director of Sports Outreach in Uganda, Robert Katende, Ugandan national chess champion Phiona Mutesi, Director Mira Nair, actors Madina Nalwanga, Lupita Nyong'o, Martin Kabanza and David Oyelowo, screenwriter William Wheeler and composer Alex Heffes arrive at the U.S. premiere of Disney?s ?Queen of Katwe? at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. The film, starring David Oyelowo, Oscar winner Lupita Nyong?o and newcomer Madina Nalwanga, is directed by Mira Nair and opens in U.S. theaters in limited release on September 23, expanding wide September 30, 2016. On September 20, 2016 in Hollywood, California.   Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney/AFP
(L-R) Executive Vice President of Production, The Walt Disney Studios, Tendo Nagenda, President of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production, Sean Bailey, chaperone Mark Mugwana, Chess Coach and Director of Sports Outreach in Uganda, Robert Katende, Ugandan national chess champion Phiona Mutesi, Director Mira Nair, actors Madina Nalwanga, Lupita Nyong’o, Martin Kabanza and David Oyelowo, screenwriter William Wheeler and composer Alex Heffes arrive at the U.S. premiere of Disney’s ‘Queen of Katwe’ at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. The film, starring David Oyelowo, Oscar winner Lupita Nyong?o and newcomer Madina Nalwanga, is directed by Mira Nair and opens in U.S. theaters in limited release on September 23, expanding wide September 30, 2016. AFP PHOTO.

Actress Nyong’o plays mom to a Ugandan chess prodigy in the new Disney movie that opens in US theaters on Friday

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21 (UPI) — Queen of Katwe star Lupita Nyong’o turned heads on the red carpet Tuesday.

The 33-year-old actress, who plays Nakku Harriet in the new Disney film, attended the movie’s Los Angeles premiere at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood.

Nyong’o stunned in a plunging lilac gown featuring a multi-colored belt and straps. She accessorized with a matching headscarf, strappy sandals and sparkling jewelry.

Madina Nalwanga and David Oyelowo, who portray Phiona Mutesi and Robert Katende, and Queen of Katwe director Mira Nair were also present at the event. The film co-stars Martin Kabanza, Taryn Kyaze and Esther Tebandeke.

Queen of Katwe centers on Phiona (Nalwanga), a real-life Ugandan chess prodigy who was named a Woman Candidate Master after her performance at the World Chess Olympiads. The movie opens in theaters Sept. 23.

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Actress Lupita Nyong'o attends the premiere of Disney's "Queen Of Katwe" at the El Capitan Theatre on September 20, 2016 in Hollywood, California.   Mike Windle/Getty Images/AFP
HOLLYWOOD, CA – SEPTEMBER 20: Actress Lupita Nyong’o attends the premiere of Disney’s “Queen Of Katwe” at the El Capitan Theatre on September 20, 2016 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO
CENTURY CITY, CA - SEPTEMBER 19: Director Mira Nair and actress Madina Nalwanga attend a Live Q&A with the cast and director of Disney's 'Queen of Katwe' that reaches fans around the globe at AMC Theaters on September 19, 2016 in Century City, California.   Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney/AFP
CENTURY CITY, CA – SEPTEMBER 19: Director Mira Nair and actress Madina Nalwanga attend a Live Q&A with the cast and director of Disney’s ‘Queen of Katwe’ that reaches fans around the globe at AMC Theaters on September 19, 2016 in Century City, California. Alberto E. AFP PHOTO

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