Netflix acquires Kumail Nanjiani-Issa Rae comedy The Lovebirds
The Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick) and Issa Rae (Insecure)-led romantic comedy The Lovebirds was one of many unlucky casualties in Paramount’s calendar shuffling amidst world coronavirus considerations and now it seems that in a deal between Netflix and the studio, in addition to manufacturing firm Media Rights Capital, it will likely be heading to the streaming service, in keeping with Deadline.
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The movie was initially slated premiere on the Austin, Texas-based South by Southwest Film Festival earlier than the occasion was cancelled, in addition to was set to hit theaters on April three earlier than being pulled by Paramount alongside A Quiet Place Part II and Blue Story. This additionally marks the second time the streaming service has acquired a movie from the studio after shock saying in the course of the 2018 Super Bowl Netflix can be debuting The Cloverfield Paradox after the sport.
A couple (Issa Rae & Kumail Nanjiani) experiences a defining second of their relationship when they’re unintentionally embroiled in a homicide thriller. As their journey to clear their names takes them from one excessive – and hilarious – circumstance to the following, they have to determine how they, and their relationship, can survive the night time.
The comedy crime drama additionally stars Emmy nominee Paul Sparks (House of Cards), Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect trilogy), and Kyle Bornheimer (Marriage Story).
The film is directed by Michael Showalter (The Big Sick) and written by Aaron Abrams (The Go-Getters) and Brendan Gall (Blindspot, The Go-Getters) from a narrative by Martin Gero. Tom Lassally, Oly Obst, Todd Shulman, Jordana Mollick and Gero will produce, with Nanjiani, Rae, and Showalter all serving as govt producers.
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The Lovebirds is ready to debut on Netflix, though presently no launch date is at present set.