'A United Kingdom' Trailer: David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike Star in the Royal Love Story
The drama follows Seretse Khama, a member of the royal family in a former English colony in Africa, who shocked the world when he married white British bank clerk Ruth Williams in 1948 — a time when interracial marriage was illegal.
The trailer has debuted for David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike's 1940s love story "that shook the world," A United Kingdom.
The film, which will play at TIFF and serve as the opening-night film at the BFI London Film Festival, tells the story of Seretse Khama (Oyelowo), a member of the royal family in Bechuanaland, a former English colony in Africa that would become Botswana. He shocked the world when he married white British bank clerk Ruth Williams (Pike) in 1948, when interracial marriage was illegal. The drama, a passion project for Oyelowo that was directed by British director Amma Asante (Belle), takes a look at the real-life union.
Written by Guy Hibbert and adapted from Susan Williams' book Colour Bar, A United Kingdom was produced by Oyelowo alongside Rick McCallum (who produced the original three Star Wars films and their prequels), Brunson Green, Justin Moore-Lewy and Charlie Mason. Pathe will distribute the film in the U.K. and France.