Amma Asante will direct the film A United Kingdom, starring David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike and Arnold Oceng.
A United Kingdom tells the true story of Seretse Khama, a member of the royal family in the country of Bechuanaland, a former English colony and south African nation that would one day become Botswana, with Khama serving as the country’s first president. But prior to that, Khama sparked international outrage when he married a young middle class Englishwoman in 1948. He survived a deposition attempt by his uncle, only to face opposition from South Africa, where interracial marriage was illegal, which forced Great Britain to ban him from his home country in 1951.
Asante also directed the hit film Belle.
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