Issa Rae’s 2020 is shaping up to be a blockbuster year. The California native will star in a new film out this April where every twist and turn is full of action.
On Thursday (Jan. 16), the trailer for her latest movie The Lovebirds, co-starring Kumail Nanjiani (Hot Tub Time Machine 2), pits the budding couple at the center of a murder they didn’t commit. When they decide what to do about the dead person, two bystanders phone the police and give them Rae and Nanjiani’s description. The pair then set out on a hunt for the real suspect(s) as they dodge law enforcement’s grasp.
Once the trailer was released, a few Twitter users expressed their excitement and happiness that they’re receiving more film and television content featuring Rae.
WHAT I completely missed that Aaron Abrams co-wrote The Lovebirds, #fannibalfamily we’ve got what looks like a super fun movie to see.
— Alana Bloom’s Wardrobe (@EthicsAesthetic) January 16, 2020
Lovebirds gonna be the funniest/ best movie 2020 @IssaRae 😂😂😂 that trailer had me fucking dying dawg
— Slickk (@_Slickk22) January 16, 2020
@IssaRae has two movies coming out this year and i definitely plan on watching them both ; The Lovebirds & The Photograph. They both look great & Insecure coming back on… hopefully we getting 1 hr episodes sis? pic.twitter.com/Y7phXN0O0Q
— 🐉 (@JohnyLovely_) January 16, 2020
I’ve seen two trailers with @IssaRae in romantic movies with a POC male lead and I’m so happy about it.
It’s The Lovebirds and The Photograph.
— Kristen Squire (@kristensquire) January 16, 2020
— Daryle-Kennedy (@itsdaryle) January 16, 2020
Presented by Paramount Pictures and MRC Film, The Lovebirds debut in theaters April 3. Watch the trailer above.