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: