The movie will focus on a couple, played by Rae and Nanjiani, who are on the cusp of breaking up before they get “embroiled in a bizarre and hijinks-filled murder mystery, and as they get close to clearing their names and solving the case, the twosome need to figure out how they, and their relationship, can survive the night,” writes THR.
The Lovebirds will be directed by Michael Showalter, who directed Nanjiani in 2017’s The Big Sick, and written by Aaron Abrams, Brendan Gall and Martin Gero.
Rae and Nanijiani both have television shows on HBO. Rae stars in the comedy Insecure, which has earned her Emmy and Golden Globes nominations; NanijianI appears in the premium cable channel’s Silicon Valley.
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Teddy is a multimedia journalist who serves as the culture and political writer for EBONY. His work has appeared in NBC's Owned and Operated stations, as well as DNAInfo, which covered local neighborhood news in New York City. He received his Masters in Journalism from the Craig Newmark School of Journalism at CUNY in 2017.