Director Shekhar Kapur’s excellent dive into love, What’s Love Got To Do With It?, made its mark at the Toronto International Film Festival. Upon its release in the UK and in India, the film garnered excellent reviews. The rom-com with a deeper story to explore is getting ready to release on May 5th in the US.
A heartwarming cross-cultural comedy, the film stars Lily James (Pam & Tommy), Shazad Latif (Star Trek: Discovery), Shabana Azmi (Halo), Academy Award® and BAFTA winner Emma Thompson (Matilda), Sajal Aly (Yakeen Ka Safar), Asim Chaudhry (Black Mirror: Bandersnatch), Jeff Mirza (Eternals). Plus, Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan appears in a special appearance, of course, and is also on the soundtrack.
We have a brand-new trailer!
How do you find lasting love in today’s world? For documentary-maker and dating app addict Zoe (Lily James), swiping right has only delivered an endless stream of Mr. Wrongs, to her eccentric mother Cath’s (Emma Thompson) dismay. For Zoe’s childhood friend and neighbor Kaz (Shazad Latif), the answer is to follow his parents’ example and opt for an arranged (or “assisted”) marriage to 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 profoundly different approach to finding love.
Presented by Shout! Studio, What’s Love Got To Do With It?, written and produced by Jemima Khan, STUDIOCANAL and Working Title Production hits theaters on May 5th.
While you are waiting be sure to check out the incredible Shabana Azmi in this special What’s Love Got To Do With It? interview.