The official US poster and trailer for Victoria & Abdul have just been released. I’m always ready for a new period drama, especially English period dramas. Victoria & Abdul stars Dame Judi Dench, so that’s an extra reason to get excited.
Victoria & Abdul will be in select cities on September 22, 2017, expanding to more theaters on September 29, 2017.
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.