The film has already debuted out in Sundance, and is hitting the UK on Friday, after an appearance at Sundance London this week.
The first trailer gave us a good look at what we can expect, and the early reviews have been praising Coogan for his performance as the King of Soho, Paul Raymond. And with its release date just days away, StudioCanal have released a new clip online.
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.
Anna Friel, Imogen Poots, and Tamsin Egerton star as the leading trio of Coogan’s women. And starring alongside them are 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 film recently had its premiere here in the UK, and you can catch up on our premiere interviews here if you missed them.
The Look of Love is opening in the UK this Friday, 26th April. Still no word yet on a US release date, but IFC have the rights, and will hopefully be putting it into theatres in the States later this year.