Issa Rae is about to head overseas to tell a story of a woman who finds unexpected love in London. According to THR, Rae will now star in the upcoming film, ‘American Princess’ with Paul Feig of ‘Bridesmaids’ attached to produce. This news comes months after Rae wrapped her latest film, ‘Little’ set for 2019 in November.
Issa Rae, the star and co-creator of HBO’s Insecure, is attached to star in American Princess, a comedy set up at Fox. Stella Meghie, the helmer behind the YA adaptation Everything, Everything, is on board to direct the project. Paul Feig, who has shepherded female-centric comedies with such movies as Bridesmaids and the recent Ghostbusters reboot, will produce with Jessie Henderson via their Feigco Entertainment banner. Brendan O’Brien will also produce. The film centers on an American woman (Rae) who moves to London, where she’s drawn into a world of wealth and high society and falls in love in a very unexpected way. The script was written by Amy Aniobi, a scribe who has worked with Rae on Insecure as a writer/co-executive producer. Jonathan Wu is overseeing for Fox.