September 23, 2010

Hot on the heels of winning the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, The Weinstein Company has released the first trailer for director Tom Hooper’s The King’s Speech.  Starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Jennifer Ehle and Guy Pearce, the film tells the true story of King George VI and how he overcame a lifelong stammer to rule the United Kingdom.

I saw the film at TIFF and absolutely loved it.  It’s definitely getting nominated for every award at this year’s Oscars and it’s probably going to win most of them.  You can also count on Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter to all get nominations and I can already see Firth winning.  He’s that good.  Anyway, while the trailer is decent, the film is exceptional. The King’s Speech gets released November 26, 2010.  Hit the jump to watch the trailer:

The King’s Speech tells the story of King George VI.  After his brother abdicates, George ‘Bertie’ VI (Colin Firth) reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded nervous stammer and considered unfit to be King, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush).


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