Polite Society, from Focus Features in partnership with Working Title and in association with Parkville Pictures, will be released in theaters on April 28, 2023. Focus is distributing the film in the U.S. with Universal Pictures International handling international distribution. The film will release in the U.K. on April 7, 2023.
Polite Society marks the feature debut for writer/director Nida Manzoor, creator of We Are Lady Parts.
The film is produced by Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, Parkville Pictures’ Olivier Kaempfer, and John Pocock.
A merry mash up of sisterly affection, parental disappointment and bold action, Polite Society follows martial artist-in-training Ria Khan who believes she must save her older sister Lena from her impending marriage. After enlisting the help of her friends, Ria attempts to pull off the most ambitious of all wedding heists in the name of independence and sisterhood.
Polite Society features a cast led by and introducing Priya Kansara (Bridgerton, Half Bad), Ritu Arya (Red Notice, The Umbrella Academy), Nimra Bucha (Ms. Marvel), Shobu Kapoor (We are Lady Parts), Ella Bruccoleri (Call the Midwife), Seraphina Beh (Top Boy), Shona Babayemi, Jeff Mirza (We Are Lady Parts), and Akshay Khanna (Chloe).