First Photos & Poster for 'The Look of Love,' Formerly 'King of Soho'

November 12, 2012
Source: Empire

The Look of Love

Over the summer, we wrote about a project called The King of Soho that would have The Avengers villain Tom Hiddleston taking on the role of porn baron Paul Raymond, the man behind soft-porn magazines like Men Only, Escort, Club International, Mayfair and more. It was the second project with that title as The Trip and The Killer Inside Me director Michael Winterbottom was directing a film with Steve Coogan playing Raymond and actresses Anna Friel and Imogen Poots in supporting roles. Now Winterbottom's film is going by the name The Look of Love and we have some swanky photos and a snazzy first poster.

Here's the first look photos and poster for Michael Winterbottom's The Look of Love from Empire:

Look of Love - First Look - Steve Coogan

Look of Love - First Look - Steve Coogan, Imogen Poots and David Walliams

Look of Love - First Poster

Coogan told Empire, "Like 24 Hour Party People, it's a very British story about an eccentric character at the centre of pivotal events in British culture. I love the film. It has that strange combination of comedy and tragedy that Michael Winterbottom manages to pull off with a real deftness of touch. Like very few films these days it's actually about something without being portentous. Oh and there's lots of naked ladies in it too!" The film focuses on Raymond's love life and career, and this just may result in some awards attention.

Michael Winterbottom (The Trip, The Killer Inside Me) directs The Look of Love from a script by Matt Greenhalgh (Nowhere Boy). The film follows Steve Coogan as Paul Raymond, a 20th century legend who became known as the "King Of Soho" after crafting a career show business with a nude review, moving into publishing with a series of racy magazines and eventually major property owner in Soho, and a true force to be reckoned with back in the day. Anna Friel, Imogen Poots, Matt Lucas, Stephen Fry and David Walliams also star in the film hitting UK theaters March 8th, 2013, but no US release date has been set just yet.


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  • beevis
    i've never heard of this guy, but the story sounds pretty good.
  • Matt
    Steve Coogan is fantastic! If you want, take a look at "I'm Alan Partridge" Season 1 on DVD and you won't regret it! It can be had from Amazon for a small fee (at times, anyway). There's also "Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge" which is some good back story but not quite as funny as 'I'm Alan Partridge'. - Just a fan who wants to see more of Steve Coogan.
  • Steve Coogan is a decent actor, also the guy who the story is about is also pretty interesting. He was pretty connected with people from all walks of life. I bet there's some seedy politician action in there too.
  • castingcouch
    First glance I thought it was a new Nicolas Cage movie.
  • MadefromClay
    This looks like a set photo for a Tony Ferrino movie... which I would pay to watch!




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