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Ready to fall in love… again?
It’s time for another big-screen romance, with the 2023 new movie Love Again.
Another addition to the romantic comedy genre (with some heartfelt drama mixed in there for good measure), Love Again comes from a 2022 novel and focuses on how love can happen in unexpected ways and lift us up, with a little help from Celine Dion.
Here is everything that you need to know about Love Again.
Love Again wants to make audiences swoon starting May 12, when it premieres exclusively in movie theaters in the US, UK and many other countries.
The movie is based on Sofie Cramer’s 2022 novel Text for You (opens in new tab). Here is the official synopsis:
“What if a random text message led to the love of your life? In this romantic comedy, dealing with the loss of her fiancé, Mira Ray sends a series of romantic texts to his old cell phone number… not realizing the number was reassigned to Rob Burns’ new work phone. A journalist, Rob is captivated by the honesty in the beautifully confessional texts. When he’s assigned to write a profile of megastar Celine Dion, he enlists her help in figuring out how to meet Mira in person… and win her heart.”
Jim Strouse wrote the screenplay.
Love Again‘s central couple, Mira and Rob, are played by Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Sam Heughan.
Chopra Jonas is a former Miss World (2000) who then made her acting debut in Bollywood. Her star began to rise in Hollywood with the TV show Quantico and appearances in movies like Baywatch, Isn’t It Romantic, The White Tiger and, most recently, The Matrix Resurrections. Of course, she is also one half of a Hollywood power couple with her husband Nick Jonas, who has a small part in Love Again.
Heughan has already earned heartthrob status for many with his most notable role as Jamie Fraser in the hit TV series Outlander. Some of his other roles have been in the 2022 TV series Suspect and movies Bloodshot and A Prince for Christmas.
The other big name in the cast is Grammy-winner Celine Dion, a rare acting job for the legendary singer. Dion is of course no stranger to movies though, having provided songs for movies like Beauty and the Beast, Deadpool 2 and, famously, Titanic. Dion is also providing some new songs for the Love Again soundtrack.
Other members of the Love Again cast include Celia Imrie, Lydia West, Russell Tovey, Omid Djalili, Steve Oram and Sofia Barclay.
Fittingly enough, the first Love Again trailer was released on Valentine’s Day. Watch the trailer directly below:
In addition to writing the script, Jim Strouse is the director for Love Again. While perhaps not widely known, Strouse has a number of directing credits under his belt, including the movies Grace is Gone, The Winning Season, People Places Things and The Incredible Jessica James. Get the latest updates, reviews and unmissable series to watch and more!
Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael’s favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Peaky Blinders, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Only Murders in the Building and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd (opens in new tab).
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