Coming Soon: 'The Lovebirds'

by - January 18, 2019


Michael Showalter (Wet Hot American Summer) is set to direct the upcoming rom-com The Lovebirds, starring Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick) and Issa Rae (The Hate U Give). The movie is about a couple (Rae and Nanjiani) who are on the brink of a breakup and become involved in a 'bizarre and hijinks-filled murder mystery', as first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

Nanjiani is best known for his work on the comedy Silicon Valley (HBO) and rom-com sleeper hit The Big Sick, which earned Nanjiani his first Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay in 2017. Rae has starred in the comedy Insecure (HBO) of which she is also the co-creator and writer. Showalter has directed films such as The Big Sick and Hello, My Name Is Doris, while also starring in the cult classic, Wet Hot American Summer.

Production for The Lovebirds will begin at the end of January with no release date known at this time.

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