‘A United Kingdom’ Official Trailer Arrives with David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike

A United Kingdom Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo
Rosamund Pike as Ruth Williams and David Oyelowo as Seretse Khama in ‘A United Kingdom’ (Photo Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures © 2016 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

Fox Searchlight’s A United Kingdom has debuted an official trailer starring David Oyelowo (Selma) and Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl). The dramatic film inspired by a true story was directed by Belle‘s Amma Asante from a script by Guy Hibbert (Eye in the Sky) and features Tom Felton, Jack Davenport, and Laura Carmichael. A United Kingdom will be released in theaters on February 17, 2017.

The Plot: A United Kingdom is 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. It was a decision that altered the course of African history.

Watch the A United Kingdom trailer: