Victoria and Abdul Poster
Focus Features has released the official poster for director Stephen Frears’ biographical drama, ‘Victoria and Abdul,’ which stars Judi Dench and Ali Fazal.

Judi Dench and Ali Fazal are forming a surprising bond in the newly released first official US poster and trailer for their upcoming biopic, ‘Victoria and Abdul.’ The poster and trailer have been unveiled by Focus Features, which will initially distribute the historical drama in select cities on September 22. The film will then expand to more theaters on September 29.

‘Victoria and Abdul’ reunites Dench with her ‘Philomena‘ director, Stephen Frears. Their latest movie was written by ‘Billy Elliot’ scribe, Lee Hall, who based the script on the 2011 book, ‘Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant’ by Shrabani Basu. In addition to Dench and Fazal, the biographical drama also stars Adeel Akhtar, Simon Callow, Michael Gambon, Eddie Izzard, Ruth McCabe, Tim Pigott-Smith, Julian Wadham, Olivia Williams and Fenella Woolgar.

Focus Features has released the following synopsis for ‘Victoria and Abdul’:

The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (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.

For more information on ‘VictorIia and Abdul,’ visit the film’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

Victoria and Abdul Official Trailer (HD)
Victoria and Abdul Official Trailer (HD)

Focus Features has released the official trailer for director Stephen Frears' biographical drama, 'Victoria and Abdul,' which stars Judi Dench and Ali Fazal.

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By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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