Fox Searchlight Takes Amma Asante's 'A United Kingdom'

A ?United Kingdom - Rosamund Pike and Oyelowo - Still 1 -H 2016
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David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike star in the film, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.

Fox Searchlight Pictures has acquired North American rights to Amma Asante's A United Kingdom, starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike.

The film, with a script by Guy Hibbert, is based on the true story of the forbidden love of King Seretse Khama of Botswana (Oyelowo) and Ruth Williams (Pike), a white woman from London, which caused an international uproar when they decided to marry in the late 1940s just as apartheid was being introduced into South Africa.