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British-Pakistani DJ Naughty Boy Joins Emma Thompson For “What’s Love Got To Do With It?”

British-Pakistani DJ Naughty Boy Joins Emma Thompson For “What’s Love Got To Do With It?”

British-Pakistani Naughty Boy Joins Team Shekhar Kapur & Jemima Khan For "What's Love Got To Do With It?"

STUDIOCANAL and Working Title Films have announced that British-Pakistani record producer, DJ, songwriter, and musician Naughty Boy is bringing his production and writing skills to Shekhar Kapur and Jemima Khan’s “What’s Love Got To Do With It?” collaborating on new, original, recordings for the upcoming romantic comedy. Pictured exclusively on set Naughty Boy has partnered with a well-known Pakistani artist for the project, with further details to follow closer to the film’s release in 2022.

In a press release by STUDIOCANAL Naughty Boy commented, “It was an honor to be asked by Jemima and Shekhar to be a part of the soundtrack for “What’s Love Got To Do With It?” – my first step into the film music realm, and to be doing this with one of Pakistan’s biggest artists is a dream come true.  As a composer, playing with instruments and grooves I wouldn’t normally have opened up this soundtrack to a universal sound which I am excited for everyone to hear. It will definitely get you dancing and the world really needs that right now!”


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“What’s Love Got To Do With It?” is a new cross-cultural romantic comedy starring Lily James (“Baby Driver,” “Darkest Hour,” “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,” “Rebecca”), Shazad Latif (“Star Trek: Discovery,” “Penny Dreadful,” “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”) with Emma Thompson (“Beauty And The Beast,” “Bridget Jones’s Baby,” “Saving Mr. Banks”) set to star. Rounding out the cast are Sajal Aly (“Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hay,” “Mom”), Shabana Azmi (“Arth,” “Khandhar,” “Paar,” “Godmother”), Rob Brydon (“The Trip”, “Gavin & Stacey”), and Asim Chaudhry (“Black Mirror: Bandersnatch,” “People Just Do Nothing,” “The Electrical Life Of Louis Wain”)

The film is directed by Shekhar Kapur (“Elizabeth”) and written by Jemima Khan.

The film is produced by Khan (“The Clinton Affair,” “The Case Against Adnan Syed,” “We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks”) & her Instinct Productions with producer Nicky Kentish Barnes (“About Time,” “About A Boy”) alongside Working Title Films‘ Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan. STUDIOCANAL is fully financing, will release in their own territories – the UK, France, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand, and are selling the film worldwide.

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