Lily James’s ‘What’s Love Got to Do With It?’ confirms US release date

American fans don’t have to wait too much longer to see Lily James’s new rom-com!

Best known for her role as Lady Rose in later seasons of Downton Abbey, the English actress is back in cinemas with What’s Love Got To Do With It? this spring.

Lily James has made a name for herself with a career of period drama roles in the likes of Rebecca, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, The Dig, and Darkest Hour, so it’s a nice change to see her in a contemporary setting.

Watch the trailer for What’s Love Got To Do With It? here:

From Elizabeth director Shekhar Kapur, the movie stars Emma Thompson (Love Actually) as the mother of Lily James’s character, and Shazad Latif (Star Trek Discovery) as her love interest.

The cast also features 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.

When’s the release date?

What’s Love Got To Do With It? was released in the UK and Ireland last month, and we can now confirm that it’ll arrive in the US in theatres nationwide on Friday 5th May 2023.

Praised an “unexpectedly, disarmingly sweet film” by The Guardian, this “big-hearted” movie is “proof British romcoms aren’t dead,” The Independent wrote.

Watch a clip 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.”

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