First Look Unveiled for Shazad Latif and Lily James Rom Com ‘What’s Love Got to Do With It’, Ft. Naughty Boy Music

Shazad Latif, Lily James (Pic: Studiocanal, Working Title)

Studiocanal and Working Title Films have released a first look image from cross-cultural British rom-com, What’s Love Got to Do With It?

The image features stars Lily James (Baby Driver, Cinderella) and Shazad Latif (Star Trek: Discovery), who will be seen as Captain Nemo in upcoming Disney Plus series Nautilus.

The cast also includes Oscar-winner Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks), Pakistani star Sajal Aly (Mom), Indian cinema veteran Shabana Azmi (The Empire), Asim Chaudhry (People Just Do Nothing), Mim Shaikh (Freehold), Jeff Mirza (Eternals), Iman Boujelouah (Kal & Cambridge), Mariam Haque (Finding Alice) and Sindhu Vee (Starstruck).

British-Pakistani record producer, DJ, songwriter, and musician Naughty Boy will bring 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 asks the question: How do you 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.

Studiocanal is fully financing and will release in their own territories — the U.K., France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand.

What’s Love Got to Do With Itis set to be released in UK cinemas in 2022.