Misbehaviour first look: Gugu Mbatha-Raw stars in Miss World comedy drama

29th January 2019 | by | Comments

The first image from the upcoming Misbehaviour has been released. Details of the film are here too.

A new comedy drama set around the 1970 Miss World competition, Misbehaviour began filming last November in and around the London area. The shoot has just about wrapped up now, and a first image from the movie has been released.

Said image features the brilliant Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and she’s part of an impressive ensemble cast that also includes Keira Knightley, Greg Kinnear, Rhys Ifans, Lesley Manville, Jesse Buckley, Keeley Hawes and Phyllis Logan.

Here is said image…

Phillippa Lowthorpe is directing the movie, with a screenplay put together by Rebecca Frayn and Gaby Chiappe.

The movie is set for release later this year through Pathe in the UK, although a release date hasn’t been confirmed as of yet. As well as the image from the movie, we do have a synopsis, though, and it reads as follows…

In 1970, the Miss World competition took place in London, hosted by US comedy legend, Bob Hope.  At the time, Miss World was the most-watched TV show on the planet with over 100 million viewers.  Claiming that beauty competitions demeaned women, the newly-formed Women’s Liberation Movement achieved overnight fame by invading the stage and disrupting the live broadcast of the competition. Not only that, when the show resumed, the result caused uproar: the winner was not the Swedish favourite but Miss Grenada – the first black woman to be crowned Miss World. In a matter of hours, a global audience had witnessed the patriarchy driven from the stage and the Western ideal of beauty turned on its head.

More on Misbehaviour as we get it.

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