Issa Rae, Kumail Nanjiani, to Star in Romantic Comedy ‘The Lovebirds’

Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani are coming together to star in The Lovebirds, a romantic comedy.

via THR:

Michael Showalter, who directed Nanjiani in the surprise hit The Big Sick, is reteaming with the actor and will be sitting in the helmer’s seat when the fast-tracked project goes into production at the end of January.

Written by Aaron Abrams and Brendan Gall as well as Martin Gero, the script centers on a couple (Nanjiani and Rae) on the brink of a breakup. The pair subsequently become embroiled in a bizarre and hijinks-filled murder mystery, and as they get close to clearing their names and solving the case, the twosome need to figure out how they, and their relationship, can survive the night.

Tom Lassally, Oly Obst, Todd Shulman, Jordana Mollick and Gero are producing the rom-com, which is being co-produced and co-financed by MRC. (MRC is owned by Valence Media, which is the parent company of The Hollywood Reporter.)

Nanjiani, Rae and Showalter are serving as executive producers.

Nanjiani, one of the stars of the HBO comedy Silicon Valley, broke out in a big way with The Big Sick, which earned him and his co-writer wife Emily V. Gordon an Oscar nomination for best original screenplay as it became a sleeper hit in the summer of 2017. He will next be seen starring opposite Dave Bautista in Fox’s action-comedy Stuber, which is set to open July 12.

Rae is the co-creator of the HBO comedy Insecure, in which she is a triple-threat as writer, executive producer and actress. Rae, who was recently seen in the drama The Hate U Give, next stars in Little, a body-morphing comedy from Universal set to bow April 12.

This looks like it’ll be super cute! Shoutout to diversity!

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Christina El Moussa Marries Ant Anstead in Romantic Ceremony

They do! Christina El Moussa married Ant Anstead in a romantic ceremony on Saturday, December 22, Us Weekly can confirm.

Christina El Moussa and Ant Anstead Courtesy of Christina El Moussa/Instagram

The couple, who began dating in October 2017, tied the knot at their California home.

The Flip or Flop star, 35, who split from husband Tarek El Moussa in December 2016, wed the Wheelers Dealers host in front of guests including her children with Tarek, daughter Taylor, 8, and son Brayden, 3, and Anstead’s two kids from a previous marriage, Amelie, 15, and Archie, 12.

“Tarek is happy for Christina,” a source tells Us. “He’s moved on but still cares about her deeply.”

Hours before the wedding, Christina posted a note on Instagram that read, “Eventually you’ll end up where you need to be, with who you’re meant to be with, and doing what you should be doing.”

Us broke the news in January that Christina and the For the Love of Cars host were dating. The home improvement guru gushed about her boyfriend, 39, to Us earlier this year, calling the British TV presenter “an amazing guy.”

“He’s a great father. He’s so grounded. He really lifts me up,” she said. “He’s so supportive … he’s just an amazing, amazing man.

The HGTV personality told Us in June that she was open to settling down again someday. “I would get married again,” she admitted, adding that she’d “maybe” have more kids.

“This is by far the happiest I’ve been in a while. I’m really excited about the future,” she said. “I’m in a great relationship, my kids are doing well. Everything’s going really good.”

The pair celebrated their one-year anniversary in October and Christina marked the occasion with a “mushy” tribute on Instagram.

Calling their meeting #FATE, she wrote, “You have showed me what real unconditional love is. You take me for what I am, flawed and a bit crazy, and love all of me just the way I am. You have never once made me feel bad for anything in my past. You put me in my place when I need to be put there. Hold me when I’m having a bad day. I love this life with you. I love our blended family. I can’t wait to see where the next year takes us. I know it’s going to be magical.”

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