I joked on Twitter just now that the next thing you know, God Himself is going to come down to earth and endorse The King’s Speech. Last night, the Huffington Post’s Arianna Huffington threw a special party just for the film. And now, Queen Elizabeth, featured as a child in the film about her father gives her endorsement of it — “I now bequeath you – BAFTA and Oscar’s Best Picture winner for 2010!”
Srsly, peeps, this shit can’t lose.
The Weinstein Company (TWC) is honored to learn that Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth, has enjoyed a private screening of THE KING‚ÄôS SPEECH, as reported by Duncan Larcombe, Royal Editor, in today‚Äôs edition of The Sun. The film, directed by Tom Hooper and written by David Seidler, tells the story of Her Majesty‚Äôs father, King George VI, as he struggles to overcome a crippling speech impediment while grappling with his sudden, unexpected ascension to throne and the mounting danger of Nazi Germany.
I’m chuckling a little at the inclusion of the word Nazi. Not the more dry “England’s participation in WWII” but pitting the nice King George VI against Hitler. Where is Christoph Waltz when you need him? Juuuuuust kidding.