Winterbottom and Coogan are reuniting here on The Look of Love, after working together over a decade ago on 24 Hour Party People, and we’re looking forward to seeing what they’ve done next.
We saw Coogan surrounded by women in the new UK quad poster last week. And now we’ve got a handful of new hi-res images to share from the film. Hopefully we’ll have the first trailer to share soon, too.
“After starting his show business career as a mind-reader in a cabaret act, Paul Raymond went on to become Britain’s richest man and a modern King Midas. With an entrepreneurial eye and a realisation that sex sells, he began building his empire of gentleman’s clubs, porn magazines and nude theatre – provoking outrage and titillation in equal measure.
Raymond’s personal life was as colourful as his revue shows. His marriage to Jean, a nude dancer and choreographer, ended in a difficult divorce when he met Fiona – a glamour model who became the famous pin-up star of his magazines and shows. His daughter Debbie was the true love of his life, his business partner and heir to his empire – until her tragic and untimely death aged 36. Three weeks later Raymond was named Britain’s richest man and his fortune put at 1.5billion.”
Based on the real-life Paul Raymond, a.k.a. the King of Soho, The Look of Love sees Coogan starring alongside Anna Friel, Imogan Poots, and Tamsin Egerton as the women in his lives. And the four are joined by Chris Addison, Stephen Fry, Dara O’Briain, James Lance, Shirley Henderson, David Walliams, Matt Lucas, Simon Bird, Kieran O’Brien, Miles Jupp, Peter Wight, and Matthew Beard.
Winterbottom is directing from a script penned by Matt Greenhalgh (Control, Nowhere Boy).
The Look of Love will be released in UK cinemas on 26th April. Still no word yet on a US release date, but IFC have the rights for its release Stateside, and should be putting into cinemas a little later this year. For now, here are the latest images from the film, which you can click through to enlarge.