Issa Rae, the comedy darling behind HBO’s Insecure is set to star in the upcoming Fox comedy called American Princess.
According to The Hollywood Reporter: “The film centers on an American woman (Rae) who moves to London, where she’s drawn into a world of wealth and high society and falls in love in a very unexpected way.”
Rae is teaming up with Amy Aniobi, who wrote the script but who has also worked before with Rae as a writer and co-executive producer for Insecure.
But fans don’t have to wait for Rae royal romance, they can see her co-starring in the new film, The Hate U Give, along with Amandla Stenberg, Anthony Mackie, Regina Hall, and Common.
The film is based on the best-selling novel by Angie Thomas and is centered on a young Black girl named Starr, who is inspired to activism after watching police kill her unarmed friend Khalil, played by Algee Smith. Rae plays April Ofrah, an activist who helps Starr find her voice and speak out against injustice.
Rae’s been having quite a spectacular year too. And to celebrate all things awesome in her life she turned up in a big way and decided to gather folks on a luxury boat to celebrate everybody in Black Hollywood who is nominated for an award this year.
The party was a who’s who of writers, actors, and showrunners of color, all supporting one another in their recent nominations. And if the enviable selfies and videos that exploded all over social media are any indication, this weekend’s festivities were without a doubt lit beyond measure.
Among those getting it in while basking in the Southern California sunshine, were: Rae’s Insecure co-stars Yvonne Orji and Amanda Seales, J.R. Bland, Tiffany Haddish, and three-time Emmy and Golden Globe winner Tracee Ellis Ross. In addition to the on-screen talent, the yacht was also filled with several Black screenwriters — who are often the unsung heroes behind our favorite television moments.