Issa Rae, star and co-creator of HBO’s Insecure, has been tapped to star in Fox’s romantic comedy, American Princess.
Set to follow an American woman (Rae) who unexpectedly finds love after London’s enchanting world of wealth and high society captivate her, American Princess will be produced by Feigco Entertainment filmmakers Paul Feig and Jessie Henderson, as well as Brendan O’Brien, The Hollywood Reporter shared Wednesday (Oct. 10).
Working with a number of previous colleagues on set, as the film’s script was penned by Insecure writer and co-executive producer, Amy Aniobi.
American Princess will be directed by Stelle Meghia, the woman who helmed the Amandla Stenberg-led film, Everything, Everything, though the romcom has yet to see a release date.
In the meantime, fans can see Issa Rae on the big screen for Stenberg’s racially-charged film The Hate U Give, where Rae stars as activist April Ofrah.
Inspired by Angie Thomas’ New York Times bestseller, The Hate U Give tells the story of Starr Carter, a young black high school student who struggles to find her place in a movement driven by justice and equality.
This past year, Issa Rae was nominated for five major awards, including “Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series” and “Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series – Musical Or Comedy” for her role on Insecure.