Seems like David Oyelowo has kind of confirmed that Rosamund will star in “A United Kingdom”. Here’s what he has to say about Rosamund.
“Amma and Rosamund are two of the most exciting talents working in film today,” said Oyelowo. “I’ve worked with both of them before and so my excitement about them joining ‘A United Kingdom’ stems from a knowledge of just how inspiring they are to work with and how much daring and beauty they will bring to this epic love story.”
An October shoot date start is set, in London and Botswana, with Oyelowo also serving as producer, alongside Rick McCallum (long-time George Lucas producer), Brunson Green, Justin Moore Lewy and Charlie Mason.
Additional production stills from Rosamund’s upcoming film “Return to Sender” have been added to our gallery. The film will be released in the UK on May 22.
Back in January, while Rosamund attended the Palm Springs Film Festival, she did a photoshoot session with The Wrap. Photos have been added to our gallery thanks to Claudia, who is the webmaster of The McDonnell Rule.
I also added an additional outtake from the Desert Sun photoshoot, which was taken on the same day.
So as I mentioned on twitter I had a special surprise coming up for our five year anniversary (which was last month) and I am super excited to finally reveal to you what it is. After months of working on it behind the scenes Lindsey and I are happy to finally open our Video Archive.
In our video archive you can find videos of Rosamund’s talkshow appearances, press junkets, trailers from her many films and much more. A lot still needs to be added but we wanted to open the archive now so that you guys can browse it as well. Enjoy this new feature!
The first poster for “Return to Sender” has been released as well as a production still. Both have been added to our gallery as well as screen captures from the trailer. The movie will be released in the U.K. on May 22.
Another trailer for “Return to Sender” has been released. It mostly has the same footage that we’ve seen in the previous trailer but there are a few new scenes in there so be sure to check it out.
Rosamund Pike is in talks to board David Oyelowo’s passion project A United Kingdom, Deadline has learned. No deal has been done yet and there are still details to iron out but there is strong interest from both sides to make this work.
A United Kingdom, which Pathe is financing, tells the true story of Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana, who caused an international stir when he married Ruth Williams, a white woman from London in the 1940’s. The much-in-demand Pike would play the role of the royal’s wife-to-be should the deal close. The interracial union was opposed by both their families, as well as the British government, the Tribal elders of Botswana and the apartheid government of South Africa. The couple would not be denied, overcoming huge obstacles to be together, including exile and the abdication of the throne. Their son, Ian Khama, is currently the democratically elected president of Botswana and the family is cooperating with the project.
Oyelowo is producing with Rick McCallum, Brunson Green, Justin Moore Lewy and Charlie Mason. The race is on now to find a director who can get cameras rolling by the year’s end. The script is written by Guy Hibbert, whose credits include Omagh and most recently Drone drama Eye in the Sky. Hibbert is also exec producing with Pathe’s Cameron McCracken.
Oyelowo won critical raves for his performance as Martin Luther King in Ava DuVernay’s Selma. He is currently filming Mira Nair’s Queen of Katwe opposite Lupita Nyong’o (12 Days a Slave).
Pike is repped by United Agents in the UK and CAA in the U.S.