RIYADH (Rahnuma) : “Born a King,” the biopic based on the life of King Faisal bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia from 1964 to 1975.“Born a King” tells the true story of when King Faisal was sent to England at the age of 14 to negotiate with prominent British leaders to protect the formation of his country including Lord Curzon and Winston Churchill.
The production was completed in 3 years, and it was filmed in different locations, including the UK and Riyadh.
The trailer tells us more about the movie – the challenges faced by Prince Faisal, his negotiations with the Royals, and his subtle sense of humor amongst significant figures, including George V, Lord Curzon, and Winston Churchill.
The movie is directed by Spanish star Agusti Villaronga, and Prince Faisal is played by an up-and-coming Saudi Arabia’s Youngest English Actor Abdullah Ali. The movie is written by Saudi writer Bader al Samari as well as Henry Fitzherbert and Ray Loriga.
With the country’s recent breakthrough expansion of the entertainment industry, the movie is all set to release in Saudi Arabia by September 2019.
“Born a King,” a remarkable story of a historic moment in Saudi Arabia’s history, was made possible by its co-producer, Saudi-born American filmmaker Todd Albert Nims. Speaking recently to Arab News, Nims discussed his role in the production of the film and what inspired him to become part of filming the story of King Faisal.
“It is an important story to be told, especially at this young age, a 14-year-old boy going on this diplomatic mission, where the fate of the country hangs in the balance. It is quite unique. I felt this was not just a story that I would enjoy, but one that international audiences and Saudi Arabians would too,” he explained to the news site.