News on the upcoming film on Botswana's former president Seretse Khama and Ruth Williams + a gallery of the first couple.
Yesterday Deadline reported that a new film is in the works on the life of Botswana's first president, Seretse Khama. The focus of A United Kingdom will be Khama's relationship with Ruth Williams– the English woman who would become Khama's wife and eventually Botswana's first lady. At this point it's a bit early in the project's development to know whether this is one we'll be looking forward to. What we do know is the film will be based on a script written by Guy Hibbert, and backed by the UK-based Pathe. Biopic extraordinaire Nigerian-British actor David Oyelowo (The Butler, Nina, Lincoln) is on board to star as Seretse Khama as well as produce the film. Neither a director nor the role of Ruth Williams have been cast. Filming is set to begin in 2014 in Botswana and London. The Khama family issued this statement from Botswana regarding the project's development: