Lily James and Emma Thompson in What’s Love Got to Do with It?: Introduction

Studiocanal and Working Title revealed the official trailer for British director Shekhar Kapoor’s multicultural romantic comedy “What does love have to do with this?”

The film will have its world premiere as a presentation at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 10.

It follows documentary filmmaker and dating app addict Zoe (Lily James), whose swipe right only leads to an endless stream of Mr. Wrongs, to the dismay of her eccentric mother Cath (Emma Thompson). For Zoe’s childhood friend and neighbor Kaz (Shazad Latif), the answer is to follow his parents’ lead and opt for an arranged (or “assisted”) marriage to Maimunah (Sijal Ali), the bright and beautiful bride of Pakistan. As Zoe envisions Kaz’s journey from London to Lahore to marry a stranger, chosen by his parents, she begins to wonder if she has something to learn from an entirely different approach to finding love.

The cast also includes Shabana Azmi (“Halo”), Asim Chaudhry (“People Do Nothing”), Meem Sheikh (“Freehold”), Jeff Mirza (“Eternal”), Iman Bujlouh (“Kal and Cambridge”), Maryam right. (“Finding Alice”) and Sindhu Vee (“Starstruck).

The film was written and co-produced by Jemima Khan (“The Case Against Adnan Syed”) and produced by Instinct. She was married to former cricketer Imran Khan, who until recently was the Prime Minister of Pakistan. Also among the producers are Nikki Kentish Barnes (“About Time”), Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.

Executive Producers of What Does Love Have to Do with This? They include Ron Halpern, Anna Marsh, Joe Naftalin, Sarmad Masoud, Sarah Harvey, Lucas Webb and Catherine Pomfret.

Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement Award-winning composer and Mercury Award nominee Nitin Sawhney created the music for the film, with British-Pakistani record producer, DJ, songwriter, and musician Naughty Boy adding his skills to the soundtrack, along with three-time Mercury Award nominee BRIT, Joe Crooks. Kanika Kapoor and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan will also appear on the soundtrack, with Khan also appearing in the film.

Studiocanal is fully funded and will release in their territories – the UK, France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand – and sell the film worldwide. The film will be released in British cinemas on January 27, 2023.

Watch the trailer here:


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