The King’s Speech, winner of four Academy Awards (including Best Picture), has been re-released with a new family-friendly version. The new version, titled The King’s Speech: Rated PG-13, allows young people to watch the moving story of King George VI of England and his struggle with stuttering.
“We are thankful to the MPAA for their wisdom and swift action in approving the release of The King’s Speech PG-13 release. The action enables those to whom speaks most directly – young people who are troubled by stuttering, bullying and similar trials – to see it,” said Eric Lomis of The Weinstein Company (TWC), the American distributor of the film. Lomis is TWC’s President of Theatrical Distribution and Home Entertainment.
The new version of the film opened on 1,000 screens nationwide on April 1.
Also, we’re happy to share a free educational program that The Weinstein Company and curriculum specialist Young Minds Inspired created for The King’s Speech: Rated PG-13. The program includes a teacher’s guide, two reproducible student activites, and a transcript of the speech delivered by King George VI when England entered World War II. Click here to download the free educational program.