KUMAIL NANJIANI TO STAR IN ROMANTIC COMEDY WITH ISSA RAE
Kumal Nanjiani and Issa Rae starring in a romantic comedy? Yes, please! It's so refreshing to see this type of diverse casting. The movie revolves around a couple on the verge of a break-up who become involved in a murder mystery. The project goes into production at the end of this month. Can't wait to check this one out!
“The Big Sick” star Kumail Nanjiani and “Insecure” star Issa Rae will topline Paramount’s romantic comedy “The Lovebirds.”
The project will reunite Nanjiani with “The Big Sick” helmer Michael Showalter, who’s on board to direct from a script by Aaron Abrams, Brendan Gall, and Martin Gero.
The story focuses on a couple on the verge of a break-up who become involved in a murder mystery. Tom Lassally, Oly Obst, Todd Schulman, Jordana Mollick, and Gero are producing “The Lovebirds.” Media Rights Capital is co-producing and co-financing. Nanjiani, Rae and Showalter are executive producers.
Nanjiani starred in and co-wrote “The Big Sick” with his spouse Emily V. Gordon in an autobiographical comedy-drama that received an Oscar nomination for best original screenplay. He’s starred as programmer Dinesh Chugtai in the five seasons of HBO’s sitcom “Silicon Valley.” Rae is the co-creator, writer, exec producer, and star of HBO’s series “Insecure” and appeared in the drama “The Hate U Give.”