Lily James and Emma Thompson star in ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It?’ trailer

Downton Abbey star Lily James is back on our screens soon with a brand new romantic comedy!

The English actress has launched a stellar movie career since playing Lady Rose in ITV’s hit period drama series, appearing in the likes of Rebecca, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, The Dig, Darkest Hour, and Mamma Mia 2.

Now she’s back in What’s Love Got To Do With It?, alongside national treasure Emma Thompson as her mum.

In a rare bit of casting for Lily James, this one’s not a period drama, but we do love a rom-com so we thought we’d let you know about it anyway!

Watch the trailer here:

The official synopsis reads: “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 neighbour 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? will be released in cinemas on 23rd January 2023.

The movie comes from the director of Elizabeth, Shekhar Kapur, and is written by Jemima Khan (American Crime Story).

Its cast also includes Shazad Latif (Spooks), Asim Chaudhry (Black Mirror), Shabana Azmi (24), Sajal Aly, Jeff Mirza (The Good Karma Hospital), poet Mim Shaikh, Iman Boujelouah, Mariam Haque (Black Mirror), and comedian Sindhu Vee.

Based on Daphne du Maurier’s classic novel, Lily James’ 2020 adaptation of Rebecca is streaming on Netflix now – here’s the trailer:

Lily James hasn’t reprised her role as Lady Rose in either of the two Downton Abbey movies, but perhaps she’ll return in the rumoured third film?

Downton Abbey: The Complete Collection box set is available on DVD on Amazon.