Pathé unveil the Beautiful debut Poster for Amma Asante’s A UNITED KINGDOM featuring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike
Ahead of its Premiere at the 60th BFI London Film Festival and to celebrate the its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, The Fan Carpet are pleased to present the debut Poster for Amma Asante’s A UNITED KINGDOM courtesy of Pathé.
Amma Asante’s A UNITED KINGDOM is set to open on 25 November 2016 at cinemas across the UK and Ireland through Pathé. The film tells the true story of Seretse Khama, King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments.
A UNITED KINGDOM is directed by Asante (Belle) from a screenplay by Guy Hibbert (Eye in the Sky), based on the book Colour Bar by Susan Williams. The cast is led by David Oyelowo (Selma) as Seretse Khama, with Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) playing his future wife Ruth Williams. Other cast includes Jack Davenport (Pirates of the Caribbean), Terry Pheto (Mandela), Tom Felton (Harry Potter), Arnold Oceng (Adulthood), Jack Lowden (’71) and Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey).
The film is produced by Rick McCallum (Star Wars), David Oyelowo, Justin Moore-Lewy, Brunson Green (The Help) and Charlie Mason. The film is executive produced by Pathé’s Cameron McCracken, BBC Films' Christine Langan, the BFI’s Ben Roberts, Ingenious Media’s Eleanor Clark Windo and Guy Hibbert.
The film is a Pathé, BBC Films, BFI, Ingenious presentation with the participation of Canal + and Cine + of a Yoruba Saxon/Harbinger Pictures/Perfect Weekend/ Film United Production of a film by Amma Asante.
Pathé is distributing the film in the UK and France and is handling sales throughout the rest of the world.
The film will receive its European premiere on Wednesday 5 October at the Odeon Leicester Square, attended by cast and filmmakers with Asante, David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike expected on the red carpet. There will be a live cinecast from the London event and simultaneous screenings taking place at cinemas across the UK.
Starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike, the film had its world premiere at Toronto Film Festival last night and will be opening the London Film Festival on October 5 before its UK release, November 25.
A UNITED KINGDOM HITS CINEMAS ON NOVEMBER 25