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New Trailer: Lily James and Emma Thompson Star in 'Whats Love Got To Do With It?'

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 Shazad Latif and Lily James. Photo Credit STUDIOCANAL SAS and Shout Studios

A different sort of romcom is coming our way in WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT starring Lily James, Emma Thompson, and Star Trek: Discovery's Shazad Latif. The new trailer for WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT? feels like a refreshing take on the familiar genre because of the cross-cultural relationship and who is behind the camera.

WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT? opens in movie theaters on May 5. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth) and written and produced by Jemima Khan (Impeachment: American Crime Story), the film earned rave reviews at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival and won Best Comedy at the 2022 Rome Film Festival

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.

WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT stars Primetime Emmy® Award nominee 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) and Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan as himself. A delightfully charming rom-com with a modern twist, What’s Love Got to Do with It? opens in theaters nationwide May 5, 2023 from Shout! Studios. 

Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement Award-winning and Mercury Prize nominated composer, Nitin Sawhney CBE, created the music for the film with British-Pakistani record producer, DJ, songwriter, and musician Naughty Boy, who brought his production and writing skills to the soundtrack alongside three-time BRIT Award and Mercury Prize nominee Joy Crookes. The film features an original song by Naughty Boy called “Mahi Sona (The Wedding Song)” with a special vocal performance from star Lily James. Kanika Kapoor and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan are also featured on the soundtrack, with Rahat appearing in the film itself. 

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