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Lily James Rom-Com ‘What’s Love Got to Do With It?’ Due on Digital May 26 From Shout!

What’s Love Got to Do With It? (Shout Studios photo)

Stephanie Prange

Shout! Studios will release the romantic comedy What’s Love Got to Do With It?  for digital rental and purchase May 26.  

Directed by Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth) and written and produced by Jemima Khan (“Impeachment: American Crime Story”), the film 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.

In the cross-cultural comedy, for documentary maker and dating app addict Zoe (James), swiping right has only delivered an endless stream of Mr. Wrongs, to her eccentric mother Cath’s (Thompson) dismay. For Zoe’s childhood friend and neighbor Kaz (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.

The film premiered at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival and won Best Comedy at the 2022 Rome Film Festival.

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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 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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