Nigerian Hollywood actor David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike are the stars of Amma Asante‘s A United Kingdom which premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) next month.
The movie will also be the opening night film for the 60th BFI London Film Festival in October.
The movie which is based on a true story, is about Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo), King of Bechuanaland (present-day Botswana), and Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike), the London office worker he married in 1947 and the challenges and opposition they experienced with their families and the British and South African governments.
A United Kingdom is directed by Amma Asante and produced by Rick McCallum, David Oyelowo, Justin Moore-Lewy, Brunson Green and Charlie Mason. It stars David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Jack Davenport, Terry Pheto, Tom Felton, Arnold Oceng, Jack Lowden and Laura Carmichael.
Watch the first trailer for the movie below.