A trailer has launched for the upcoming biographical historical drama The Black Prince at the Cannes Film Festival. Directed by Kavi Raz, the film tells the true story of Queen Victoria and the Last King of Punjab, Maharajah Duleep Singh and features a cast that includes Satinder Sartaaj, Jason Flemyng, Shabana Azmi, Amanda Root, Keith Duffy, David Essex, Rup Magon, and Sophie Stevens; watch it below…
As the last King of Punjab, THE BLACK PRINCE chronicles Maharajah Duleep Singh’s lifelong
struggle and daring journey of self-discovery in order to reclaim his identity, his faith, and the Kingdom that was rightfully his. This ultimately leads him to meeting his mother after 13 years of her being in exile. THE BLACK PRINCE spotlights Queen Victoria’s cordial relationship with Maharajah Duleep Singh, as he begins adjusting and embracing the English culture he was drawn to at the age of 15. The film also sheds light into his upbringing as an aristocrat in the UK who converts to Christianity under the influence of his foster parents, but later longs to return to his Kingdom, mother and roots. His character, as it evolves is torn between two contrasting cultures – his royal ancestry from the Kingdom of Punjab as its last King, set against his upbringing in the UK as he embarks in a new journey of exile, away from his mother.
The Black Prince is set for release on July 21st in the States.