The Lovebirds will be directed by Michael Showalter, who also worked with Nanjiani in the surprise hit, The Big Sick
The Lovebirds will be directed by Michael Showalter, who also worked with Nanjiani in the surprise hit, The Big Sick

Kumail Nanjiani's next is a rom-com with Issa Rae and we're so here for it!

Titled The Lovebirds, the flick will be helmed by Michael Showalter, who also directed Nanjiani in the surprise hit, The Big Sick; production will go on floors by the end of this month.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the script (written by Aaron Abrams, Brendan Gall and Martin Gero) centers on a couple (Nanjiani and Rae) on the brink of a breakup.

The pair subsequently become embroiled in a bizarre murder mystery and as they get close to clearing their names and solving the case, the duo has to figure out how they and their relationship can survive the night.

Nanjiani became one of the few South Asian leads of a mainstream romantic comedy with The Big Sick, which he co-wrote with his wife, Emily V. Gordon, bringing the surreal story of their real-life romance to the big screen; he was also nominated for an Oscar for their script.

Meanwhile, Rae is the creator and star of HBO’s Insecure, which has earned her Emmy and Golden Globe nominations; she will next be seen in the movie, Little.

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