The story centers on Paul Raymond (Steve Coogan), who was dubbed The King of Soho because of the vast fortune he built through real estate properties and his pornographic productions. The plot will focus on both his personal and professional life. It isn't known what roles Anna Friel, Tamsin Egerton, and Imogen Poots will play in The King of Soho.
Michael Winterbottom will direct The King of Soho from a screenplay by Matt Greenhalgh (Nowhere Boy, Control). Melissa Parmenter is producing for Revolution Films, with StudioCanal co-financing the project. Steve Coogan previously starred in 24 Hour Party People, Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story, and The Trip for director Michael Winterbottom. It isn't known when production will begin on The King of Soho.