Issa Rae will write, produce, and star in ‘Perfect Strangers’

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Issa Rae is one busy lady and it looks like the latest addition to her growing resume will include yet ANOTHER remake of sorts.

According to reports, the Insecure star has signed on to write, produce, and star in the upcoming comedy flick, Perfect Strangers. The film is an adaptation of the award-winning Italian film Perfetti Sconociuti, directed by Paolo Genovese in 2016.

Via Deadline:

The plot centers around a dinner party where a group of friends decide to play a risky game where they place their phones face-up on the table and agree to make all texts and phone calls public in an attempt to prove they have nothing to hide. The comedy about friendship, love and betrayal forces the friends to confront and discover they may actually be “perfect strangers.”

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This isn’t the only remake Rae  is tackling these days. In September, news broke that she is developing a reimagining of the 1996 hit, Set It Off. 
The original film that starred Kimberly Elise, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox, and Jada Pinkett Smith is considered a classic and some folks didn’t take too kindly to the idea of a reboot.

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Fox, who played bank teller, Frankie, was unapologetic in her criticism when she told ET Live‘s Melicia Johnson that there is no need to reimagine the crime thriller during an interview last month.

“It’s a classic, leave it alone,” Fox said.

“There’s absolutely no reason to try to redo it. It’s been done, and we did it so well, that people are absolutely going to compare it to that and I think that’s her taking on a tremendous chore because that film has become a cult classic and some things are just better left.”

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