Issa Rae has added another rom-com film to her to-do list.
Set at Paramount, she’ll star in the film, The Lovebirds with Kumail Nanjiani. Michael Showalter, who directed Nanjiani in The Big Sick, will helm this film.
If you remember correctly, Rae will also star in the Stella Meghie-directed rom-com, American Princess, with is from Paul Feig. Rae is set to film The Lovebirds before American Princess, as the former has been reportedly fast-tracked and will begin production at the end of the month.
Here’s the description per The Hollywood Reporter, who broke the news: Written by Aaron Abrams and Brendan Gall as well as Martin Gero, the script centers on a couple (Nanjiani and Rae) on the brink of a breakup. The pair subsequently become embroiled in a bizarre and hijinks-filled murder mystery, and as they get close to clearing their names and solving the case, the twosome need to figure out how they, and their relationship, can survive the night.
Rae can be seen soon in Little, opposite Marsai Martni and Regina Hall.