Alongside her leading role in the HBO comedy show, “Insecure,” Issa Rae is set to star in “American Princess,” a forthcoming film produced by Paul Feig.
Paul Feig, who directed “A Simple Favor,” is on the production of a forthcoming comedy film in development for Fox, in which Issa Rae (“Insecure”) will take the lead role. According to US entertainment media, Stella Meghie (“Everything, Everything”) is on board to direct the romantic comedy, which will notably be produced by Paul Feig and Jessie Henderson via their Feigco Entertainment company. A release date is yet to be announced.
The movie, called “American Princess,” will follow the adventures of a young American woman, played by Issa Rae, who moves to London and finds herself drawn into the British capital’s high society and falls in love in an unexpected way. The project sees Issa Rae reteam with “Insecure” screenwriter and executive producer, Amy Aniobi, who will pen the script of this romantic comedy.
The hit HBO comedy-drama, “Insecure” has earned Issa Rae Golden Globe nominations for best actress in a musical or comedy TV show in 2017 and 2018. She was also nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2018. Issa Rae stars alongside Justin Hartley (“This is Us”) in the comedy “Little,” slated for release September 20, 2019, in US theaters.
The Canadian director, Stella Meghie, made her debut as a feature film director in 2016 with the comedy “Jean of the Joneses,” before directing the romantic drama, “Everything, Everything” in 2017. Her latest film, “The Weekend,” screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, September 11.