Watch: US Trailer for ‘A United Kingdom’ with Rosamund Pike & David Oyelowo

Amma Asante's Romantic Drama

Fox Searchlight has released a new official US trailer for A United Kingdom, the Amma Asante‘s romantic drama starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike.

Set in the 1940s, the film follows a former African royal Seretse Khama (Oyelowo) who married white British bank clerk Ruth Williams (Pike), causing a great deal of controversy.

Written by Guy Hibbert and adapted from Susan Williams‘ book Colour Bar, A United Kingdom also stars Tom Felton, Laura Carmichael, Jack Davenport, Charlotte Hope, and Oyelowo’s real-life wife, Jessica Oyelowo. It premiered back at TIFF and will hit select theaters on February 17th.

Watch the new trailer below.

Amma Asante's Romantic Drama

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Amma Asante's Romantic Drama

A UNITED KINGDOM is the true story of the forbidden love of King Seretse Khama of Botswana (David Oyelowo) and Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike), a white woman from London, which caused an international uproar when they decided to marry in the late 1940’s just as apartheid was being introduced into South Africa. It was a decision that altered the course of African history.

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