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David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike’s Interracial Marriage Defies an Empire in ‘A United Kingdom’ Trailer (Video)

Film based on true story will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival

David Oyelowo is a king with Rosamund Pike as his queen in the first trailer for “A United Kingdom.”

The film is based on the true story of Seretse Khama (Oyelowo), heir to the throne of Botswana, who defied societal norms when he fell in live with a white woman named Ruth Williams in 1940’s England. The two eventually returned to Khama’s native land as husband and wife, where they faced racial bigotry from the apartheid government.

Amma Asante directed the film, which will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Guy Hibbert wrote the screenplay, in addition to executive producing along with Cameron McCracken.

“A United Kingdom” does not yet have a U.S. release date, but will debut in the United Kingdom in November.

Watch the video above.