Victoria & Abdul is a 2017 biography and drama film starring Judi Dench and Ali Fazal. It will be directed by Stephen Frears, mostly notable for The Queen (2006) and Philomena (2013), and from its trailer it seems to be rather interesting and captivating.
A synopsis for Victoria & Abdul reads:
“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”.
Victoria & Abdul is set to be released in UK cinemas on September 22. Watch the official trailer below: