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What About Love - What We Know So Far

Andy Garcia's filmography can be defined not by a tendency to work with a particular group of actors or an adherence to a certain genre of film, but simply by prolific work across all filmic borders. Garcia's filmography dates back to the mid-1980s, during which time he was tasked with holding his own in Prohibition-era gangster drama "The Untouchables," alongside heavyweights like Robert De Niro, Kevin Costner, and Sean Connery (in an Oscar-winning performance). From there, Garcia went on to appear in works as diverse as "Ocean's Eleven," HBO football dramedy "Ballers," and the ABBA musical "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again."

"What About Love" will mark the sophomore release of director Klaus Menzel, who has previously only directed "Fascination," released in 2004. Despite Menzel's limited filmography, "What About Love" features a performance from Andy Garcia, offering a reason for audiences to pay attention to the work in addition to the usual reasons one might want to see a film by a relatively new director. Here's what we know about "What About Love" so far.

When will What About Love be released?

A lengthy trailer for "What About Love" was released in September 2019, seeming to indicate that the film was expected to be in good enough shape for a release soon after that. The end of the trailer lists Valentine's Day 2020 as its theatrical release date. Of course, February 14, 2020 has come and gone, and "What About Love" has still not been released in theaters or otherwise.

Though March 11 marks the day many in the U.S. associate with the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic (via Buzzfeed), the virus had already altered the daily lives of those living in numerous countries abroad prior to March. Much of the cast and crew of "What About Love" appear to be European, so it's likely the film's failure to meet its originally-planned release date was directly caused by the pandemic.

The IMDb page for "What About Love" currently lists its release date as "Expected February 11, 2022," seemingly adhering to the idea of a theatrical Valentine's Day release, assuming that pandemic conditions don't necessitate further delays.

Who stars in What About Love?

The two lead characters in "What About Love" are portrayed by Miguel Ángel Muñoz and Marielle Jaffe. Muñoz is a Spanish actor, and most of his credits, which date back to 1994, are in Spanish-language TV shows and films. Jaffe is American, and her prior credits include "Scream 4," "10 Things I Hate About You," and "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief," among others.

Also appearing in the film are Jose Coronado, Iain Glen, Sharon Stone, and the aforementioned Andy Garcia. Coronado, like Muñoz, was born in Spain, and has likewise appeared in predominately Spanish-language projects. Glen, meanwhile, is a prolific actor, arguably most well-known as Jorah Mormont in "Game of Thrones." He has also appeared in "Kick-Ass 2" and the "Resident Evil" film series, among other works. Stone, like Garcia, is a longtime Hollywood presence, whose prior work include the likes of Martin Scorsese's "Casino" and the Paul Verhoeven thriller "Basic Instinct."

What is the plot of What About Love?

According to a summary shared, among other places, on the website of the company that produced two trailers for the film, in "What About Love," "two young people, somewhat wary of love, spend a summer together in Europe making a film about people's attitude towards love." Tanner (Marielle Jaffe) and Christian (Miguel Ángel Muñoz) soon "realize that they're actually filming their own love story, but they have no idea that their film will ultimately save Christian's life after tragedy strikes them both."

The two trailers for "What About Love" largely follow Christian's budding romance with Tanner, as well as the aftermath of the tragedy referenced in the plot summary. The exact nature of that tragedy is unclear, but it appears to land Christian and Tanner in the hospital, and serve as the impetus for the involvement of Sharon Stone and Andy Garcia's characters. More details about the intertwined nature of Christian's film, his relationship with Tanner, and how those things are preserved during unforeseen hardship should be revealed upon the film's February 2022 release.