David Oyelowo is easiy one of the best actors working today: you really only need to see the immense range he shows in Disney's Queen of Katwe and the Oscar-winning Selma.
In the 2-minute trailer for his upcoming film, A United Kingdom, it's no surprise to see Oyelowo operating on that awards-worthy level we've come to expect from him – we can't even begin to imagine how much he'll floor us when the full movie is released.
Directed by Amma Asante and starring Oscar-nominee Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), A United Kingdom follows the true-life romance between Sir Seretse Khama and his wife, Ruth Williams Khama.
In 1948, Sir Seretse Khama, the Prince of Bechuanaland (now Botswana) meets and falls in love with London office worker Ruth Williams.
Their interracial relationship is not approved of by either of their families, nor by the British and South African governments – Seretse and Ruth must defy family, apartheid and the British empire to return from an imposed exile to their African kingdom, and assume power after independence.
A United Kingdom will be released in cinemas worldwide in 2017.