We have your first look at a new film. Shekhar Kapur (ELIZABETH) is delving into a cross-cultural British rom-com titled What’s Love Got To Do With It?. Starring Lily James and Shazad Latif, it also features Emma Thompson in a pivotal role. Shabana Azmi, Sajal Aly, Asim Chaudhry, Mim Shaikh, Jeff Mirza Iman Boujelouah, Mariam Haque and Sindhu Vee round out the cast of this very fascinating movie to come in 2022.
Here is a sneak peek into the story: How do you find lasting love in today’s world? For documentary filmmaker Zoe (Lily James), swiping right to find Mr Right has only delivered bad dates and funny anecdotes, much to her opinionated mother Cath’s (Emma Thompson) dismay. For her childhood friend and neighbour Kazim (Shazad Latif), the answer is to follow his parents’ example and opt for an assisted marriage with a bright and beautiful bride from Pakistan. As Zoe films his hopeful journey from London to Lahore to marry a stranger, chosen by his parents, she begins to wonder if she might have something to learn from a different approach to finding love.
For the music British-Pakistani record producer, DJ, songwriter, and musician Naughty Boy will bring his production and writing skills to the film, collaborating on new, original, recordings. Plus, the incredible Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has also recorded two songs for the soundtrack and excitingly will appear in the film!
A STUDIOCANAL and Working Title Films release, What’s Love Got To Do With It? was written by Jemima Khan. The film was also produced by Jemima Khan’s company Instinct Productions with producer Nicky Kentish Barnes as well as Working Title Films’ Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan.
What’s Love Got To Do With It? is set to release in 2022. Call us intrigued! We cannot wait to find out more. Watch this space!
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