‘Bridgerton’ Star Simone Ashley, ‘After’ Actor Hero Fiennes Tiffin to Headline Prime Video British Romantic Comedy ‘Picture This’

Prime Video is launching U.K. original romantic comedy film “Picture This,” starring Simone Ashley (“Bridgerton”) and Hero Fiennes Tiffin (“After”).

The film is based on Prime Video’s Australian original film “Five Blind Dates,” written by Shaung Hu and Nathan Ramos-Park.

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The cast of “Picture This” also includes Phil Dunster (“Ted Lasso”), Nikesh Patel (“London Has Fallen”), Adil Ray (“Citizen Khan”), Sindhu Vee (“Matilda: The Musical”), Anoushka Chadha (“You”), Kulvinder Ghir (“Bend It Like Beckham”) and Luke Fetherston (“Still Up”).

In “Picture This,” single and without a man on the horizon, Pia (Ashley) runs a failing photography studio in London with her best friend Jay (Fetherston). Her sister Sonal (Chadha) prepares to get married and her mother Laxmi (Vee) urges the resolutely independent Pia to partner up. A spiritual guru at Sonal’s engagement party predicts Pia will meet the love of her life among the next five dates she goes on. As her family intervene, setting her up on a series of increasingly desperate blind dates, Pia begins a hilarious but heartfelt quest for real love.

The film is directed by Prarthana Mohan (“The Miseducation of Bindu”) and written by Nikita Lalwani (“The Outlaws”). It is produced by 42’s Ben Pugh and Erica Steinberg, with 42’s Josh Horsfield and Kari Hatfield serving as executive producers.

“We’re really excited to bring this brilliant new and original London set romantic-comedy to Prime Video customers”, said Tara Erer, head of northern European originals, Prime Video. “’Picture This’ has a fantastic cast, with the wonderful Simone Ashley and Hero Fiennes Tiffin as our leads, as well as a brilliant filmmaking team, we know our audience are going to absolutely love, and laugh a lot, with this film.”

Fiennes Tiffin is represented by The Artists Partnership, CAA, Vybe Trybe and Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole and Ashley by CAA.

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