Issa Rae To Star In Director Stella Meghie’s New Comedy ‘American Princess’Posted by Wilson Morales
October 10, 2018
Issa Rae, the star and co-creator of HBO comedy Insecure, is set to star in director Stella Meghie‘s new comedy ‘American Princess,’ states The Hollywood Reporter.
Paul Feig will produce with Jessie Henderson via their Feigco Entertainment banner. Brendan O’Brien will also produce.
The story centers on an American woman (Rae) who moves to London where she’s drawn into a world of wealth and high society, and she falls in love in a very unexpected way. The script was written by Amy Aniobi, who has worked with Rae on Insecure as a writer/co-exec producer.
Jonathan Wu is overseeing for Fox.
Meghie made her feature directorial debut with Jean of the Joneses, which earned her a first screenplay nomination at the 2017 Independent Spirit Awards. Her first studio film was the YA adaptation Everything, Everything, and her most recent film, The Weekend, premiered at TIFF in 2018. She is also developing The Photograph, a family drama, with producer Will Packer at Universal.
Rae was recently nominated for best actress in a comedy series for her work on Insecure, and has received Golden Globe nominations as well. The comedian is currently on screens in the acclaimed drama, The Hate U Give, with Amandla Stenberg. She recently completed filming on Little, a Universal comedy with Black-ish star Marsai Martin.
Meghie is repped by CAA and Gordon Bobb ofDel Shaw. Rae is repped by UTA, 3 Arts Entertainment, and Hansen Jacobson.