By Christopher Rosen
August 25, 2016 at 02:12 PM EDT
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A United Kingdom

type
  • Movie

Before its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month, the first international trailer for A United Kingdom has made its debut.

The 1940s-set drama stars David Oyelowo (Selma) and Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) as, respectively, Seretse Khama, heir to the throne of Botswana, and Ruth Williams, a London office worker who became his wife. Their relationship caused such outrage at the time, that they were exiled from Botswana for six years.

“I was so struck by the level of challenge they faced simply for falling in love with each other that I became completely intoxicated with it,” Oyelowo told EW about the film earlier this year. “I also realized in reading the story I had never seen an African love story of this cinematic scope. It spoke to me as an African, as a man, as a romantic.”

Directed by Amma Asante (Belle), A United Kingdom does not yet have a U.S. release date, but will arrive in UK theaters in November.

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A United Kingdom

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • PG-13
runtime
  • 111 minutes
director
  • Amma Asante

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