Victoria & Abdul Trailer and Announcement – An extraordinary true story coming to theaters soon!
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I’m definitely a sucker for a true story, especially one like this. After watching the Victoria & Abdul trailer, I realize that this untold story is groundbreaking because it breaks so many boundaries. It’s an unlikely friendship between two very different individuals. There’s something to be learned about a powerful woman and a servant becoming best friends. If they can overlook color, ethnicity, and age, then why can’t we?
New Victoria & Abdul Trailer
Focus Features will release Victoria & Abdul in select cities on September 22, 2017
Expanding to more theaters on September 29, 2017
Story: The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.
Director: Stephen Frears (“The Queen,” “Philomena,” “Mrs. Henderson Presents”)
Writer: Lee Hall (“Billy Elliot”), based on Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant by Shrabani Basu
Cast: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Adeel Akhtar, Simon Callow, Michael Gambon, Eddie Izzard, Ruth McCabe, Tim Pigott-Smith, Julian Wadham, Olivia Williams, Fenella Woolgar