Imagine yourself a reader in Hollywood and a screenplay crosses your desk, the log line reading: “This is a story about a king who stutters and how he overcomes the problem in time to save his country.”
Most of us would probably giggle and reach for another script.
The joke, however, would be on us.
In the mid-’30s, ailing British monarch George V watches the winds of war blowing across Europe. His elder son, the dashing, hedonistic Edward, happens to be a fan of the Naz...