"We wrote the mother's part in Queen Of Katwe for Lupita because she became this meteoric star and more importantly she suited the part. We wrote the part as that of young Mother Courage, someone who had children from the age of 15," said Mira Nair
In many ways, Queen of Katwe is the Ugandan equivalent of Mira's Cannes Camera d'Or winner Salaam Bombay but for the infinitely more positive take on life that is at its heart
Alicia's new original song will appear in the film and on the motion picture soundtrack from Walt Disney Records, which also features a score by Alex Heffes
Based on real-life events, the Disney film chronicles the inspiring story of an underdog (Madia Nalwanga) from Katwe, Uganda. She is a young girl, whose world changes when she is introduced to the game of chess
The Jungle Book makers hared a special photo-shoot of the voice cast with the animals they play on the film's official Facebook page. Actors Scarlett Johansson, Idris Alba, Lupita Nyong'o and Ben Kingsley also shared their interpretation of the character they play in the film along with the pictures
" There is a real imbalance, from the very creation of the stories and who's telling them, how and why. That's got to be diversified because there is a hunger for the expansion of the role of people of colour in the centre of narratives," said Lupita Nyong'o
Lupita Nyong'o, who won the Oscar for best supporting actress for her role in 12 Years A Slave, also wrote, "The Awards should not dictate the terms of art in our modern society, but rather be a diverse reflection of the best of what our art has to offer today"
The trailers of Star Wars: The Force Awakens have some scenes which don't appear in the movie, said director J J Abrams. There's a shot where Kylo Ren turns on his lightsaber, which was also not in the movie. Another scene which didn't make it to the movie is the one featuring Lupita Nyong'o's Maz Kananta
And while Zoe Saldana and Lupita Nyong'o may be on the list, a look at their upcoming projects suggests that Hollywood finds them valuable in a very specific way. Since Nyong'o won Best Supporting Actress at the 2014 Academy Awards, she's booked only three movies, an unusually small number for someone who is supposed to be a breakout star
"I know who you are and I know where you come from," Kaa whispers sibilantly to Mowgli, played by young actor Neel Sethi. The other voices - none heard here - are provided by Idris Elba for Shere Khan, Bill Murray for the bear Baloo, Ben Kingsley for Bagheera, Lupita Nyong'o for the wolf Raksha and Christopher Walken for King Louie.
The thieves returned the dress saying that the pearls encrusted on Lupita's dress were fake
The stunning dress designed by Francisco Costa was adorned with some 6,000 white pearls