Shekhar Kapur’s film to world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival

Saturday 30th July 2022 08:03 EDT

Studiocanal and Working Title Films confirm that cross-cultural British rom-com What’s Love Got To Do With It? will receive its World Premiere at the 47th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival. The film will screen as a Gala Presentation at the Roy Thomson Hall on Saturday, 10th September.


Directed by Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth) and written by Jemima Khan, What’s Love Got To Do With It? Stars The Primetime Emmy® Award Nominated Lily James (Pam & Tommy, Baby Driver, Darkest Hour, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Rebecca), Shazad Latif (Star Trek: Discovery, Penny Dreadful, Profile, Toast Of London), Shabana Azmi (Halo, Fire, Reluctant Fundamentalist, It’s A Wonderful Afterlife, City Of Joy, Madame Sousatzka), Sajal Aly (Yakeen Ka Safar, Mom, Alif) And Academy Award® And Bafta Winner Emma Thompson (Matilda, Good Luck To You, Leo Grande, Cruella, Saving Mr Banks). The Film Also Stars Asim Chaudhry (Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, People Just Do Nothing, The Electrical Life Of Louis Wain, The Sandman), Jeff Mirza (Eternals, Blinded By The Light), Mim Shaikh (Finding Dad, Informer, Pls Like, King Gary), Iman Boujelouah, Mariam Haque (Finding Alice, Homeland, Flowers) And Sindhu Vee (Matilda, Starstruck, Feel Good).


The Film Is Produced By Nicky Kentish Barnes (About Time, About A Boy), Jemima Khan (Impeachment: American Crime Story, The Clinton Affair, The Case Against Adnan Syed, We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks) & her Instinct Productions, alongside Working Title Films’ Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.


Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement Award-winning and Mercury Prize nominated composer, Nitin Sawhney CBE has created the music for the film, with British-Pakistani record producer, DJ, songwriter, and musician Naughty Boy bringing his production and writing skills to the soundtrack, alongside three-time BRIT Award and Mercury Prize nominee, Joy Crookes. Kanika Kapoor and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan will also feature on the soundtrack, with Rahat appearing in the film itself.

STUDIOCANAL is fully financing and will release in their own territories – the UK, France, Germany, Australia & New Zealand – and are selling the film worldwide. 


What’s Love Got To Do With It? is set to be released in UK cinemas on January 27th 2023.

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