The King’s Speech is a drama that won the top prize at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. For those of us who didn’t get the opportunity to see an early screening of it, the first official trailer has been released over at Yahoo, and it allows us to get an idea of what all the fuss is about. Check it out…
This period drama follows the young King George VI — the father of the current Queen Elizabeth II — as he reluctantly assumes the throne after his brother, Edward, abdicates. Considered unfit to rule and cursed with a nervous stammer, the unprepared monarch turns to an unorthodox speech therapist, Lionel Logue. The two men form an unlikely friendship as King George finds his voice and leads the country into war against the Nazis.
The cast is led by Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, and Helena Bonham Carter and it looks pretty damn good. Firth is one of my favorite actors so I might be a bit biased, but he has a quality that always makes you want to root for his characters. Rush and Carter also look engaging, which makes this premiere Oscar bait.
The King’s Speech hits theaters on November 24th.
What do you think of the first trailer for The King’s Speech?