Issa Rae To Star In Paul Feig Comedy ‘American Princess’

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Stella Meghie, the helmer behind the YA adaptation ‘Everything, Everything,’ is on board to direct the project.

Issa Rae, the star and co-creator of HBO comedy 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 comedy with movies such as Bridesmaids and the recent Ghostbusters reboot, 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, a scribe 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 most recent film, The Weekend, premiered at TIFF in 2018 and she is developing The Photograph, a family drama, with producer Will Packer at Universal.

Rae was recently nominated for an best actress in a comedy series for her work on Insecure, and has received Golden Globe nominations as well. The comedian, who is also behind the web series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, is currently on screens in the acclaimed drama, The Hate U Give, with Amandla Stenberg. She is currently filming Little, a Universal comedy with Black-ish star Marsai Martin.

Meghie is repped by CAA and Del Shaw. Rae is repped by UTA, 3 Arts Entertainment, and Hansen Jacobson.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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