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Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani Join ‘Lovebirds’ - The Color Brief January 23

Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani Join ‘Lovebirds’ - The Color Brief January 23

Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani are set to star in the new romantic comedy The Lovebirds

The film follows the story of a young couple who are close to breaking up when they find themselves involved in a murder mystery.  The film will be directed by Michael Showalter.

Production starts at the end of January, and the film will be released by Paramount.

Nanjiani, who stars in the HBO series Silicon Valley, co-wrote and starred in the hit film The Big Sick, which was nominated for the Best Original Screenplay Oscar.  Rae is the star, co-creator, and executive producer of HBO’s Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning Insecure. She was most recently seen in The Hate U Give, and she’ll star in the forthcoming Little.

In other news…

This year’s GLAAD Media Award nominations will be announced Friday, January 25.  Pose star MJ Rodriguez and Nico Santos, of Superstore and Crazy Rich Asians, will be on hand for the livestream from the Sundance Film Festival.

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JAY-Z and Meek Mill Launch Prison Reform Initiative – The Color Brief January 24

JAY-Z and Meek Mill Launch Prison Reform Initiative – The Color Brief January 24

Diana Ross Headlines New Orleans Jazz Fest - The Color Brief January 22

Diana Ross Headlines New Orleans Jazz Fest - The Color Brief January 22