The film will reunite Rae with ‘Insecure’ writer-producer Amy Aniobi and production partner Deniese Davis.
Issa Rae, the co-creator of Insecure, is teaming up with Amy Aniobi, a writer-producer on the HBO comedy, for a romantic musical feature.
Universal has picked up Love in America, which Rae will produce through her production banner ColorCreative. Rae’s production partner, Deniese Davis, is also producing the project, which marks the company’s first foray into feature film. ColorCreative had previously worked in the network and cable spheres, partnering with companies such as Anonymous Content, BET and HBO.
Details for Love in America are being kept under lock and key but Aniobi will write the script with newcomers Khiyon Hursey and Harrison Richlin.
Universal executive vp of production Erik Baiers and creative exec Mike Pryce will oversee.
Rae has snagged Golden Globe nominations two years in a row for her work in Insecure, in which she stars and executive produces. She recently wrapped production on Little, a comedy for Universal that also stars Marsai Martin and Regina King.
Love in America is the second time in as many weeks that Aniobi is working with Universal. Aniobi is attached to write a dramedy titled Bye Bye Bye that will be produced by Kevin Hart and CJ Entertainment and got picked up by Universal in November. Before working on Insecure, she served as an exec producer on 2 Dope Queens, a consulting producing on Brothers in Atlanta and a story editor on Silicon Valley.
Rae, Aniobi and Hursey and Richlin are repped by UTA. Rae is additionally repped by 3 Arts Entertainment and Hansen Jacobson. Aniobi is additionally repped by Ziffren Brittenham. And Hursey and Richlin are additionally repped by 3 Arts.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter