With a dazzling cast, we get a first-look of director Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth) and writer Jemima Khan’s new cross-cultural British rom-com ‘What’s love Got To Do With It?’
Set to release in cinemas worldwide 2022, ‘What’s love Got To Do With It?’ stars Lily James, Shazad Latif, Emma Thompson, Sajal Aly, Shabana Azmi, Asim Chaudhry, Mim Shaikh, Jeff Mirza, Iman Boujelouah, Mariam Haque and Sindhu Vee.
British-Pakistani record producer, DJ, songwriter, and musician Naughty Boy has brought his production and writing skills to the film, collaborating on new, original, recordings. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has also recorded two songs for the soundtrack and will appear in the film itself.
The film is produced by Jemima Khan (The Clinton Affair, The Case Against Adnan Syed, We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks) and her Instinct Productions with producer Nicky Kentish Barnes, alongside Working Title Films’ Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan.
The movie poses the question on how does one 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.