Misbehaviour: release date for Miss World comedy drama

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Misbehaviour will be heading to cinemas next March.

A new comedy drama set around the 1970 Miss World competition, Misbehaviour began filming in November 2018 in and around the London area. The shoot wrapped up at the end of January this year, and to salute the fact, the first image from the film was unveiled.

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.

And now we have a release date. The BBFC has just classified the film as a 12A, with a 106 minute running time. And in its listing – here – it’s revealed that the movie will be with us on March 20th 2020. Good good.

The synopsis for the film 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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