Insecure star Issa Rae lands the lead role in new romantic comedy American Princess

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She is the co-creator, writer and star of the hit HBO show Insecure, and one of the stars in the powerful new drama The Hate U Give.

Now actress Issa Rae has landed the lead role in the upcoming romantic-comedy American Princess, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Rae will play an American woman who moves to London, where she’s drawn into a world of wealth and high society, and then falls in love in a very unexpected way. 

Leading lady: Issa Rae will star in the new romantic-comedy American Princess

Leading lady: Issa Rae will star in the new romantic-comedy American Princess

Leading lady: Issa Rae will star in the new romantic-comedy American Princess

The screenplay for American Princess was written by Amy Aniobi. She has worked side-by-side with Rae as a writer and executive producer on Insecure.

Canadian writer-director Stella Meghie will helm the film. She made her directorial debut with the well-received, Jean of the Joneses in 2016. Her most recent film, the romantic-comedy The Weekend, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

Paul Feig, who is best known for directing films like Bridesmaids, Spy and Ghostbusters, will be producing along with Jessie Henderson and Brendan O’Brien. 

Boss lady: The 33-year old is the co-creator, writer and star of the HBO comedy drama Insecure; Rae is pictured with co-star Yvonne OrjiIssa

Boss lady: The 33-year old is the co-creator, writer and star of the HBO comedy drama Insecure; Rae is pictured with co-star Yvonne OrjiIssa

Boss lady: The 33-year old is the co-creator, writer and star of the HBO comedy drama Insecure; Rae is pictured with co-star Yvonne OrjiIssa

Hit show! Insecure has been renewed for a fourth season; Issa Rae as Issa Dee, Amanda Seales as Tiffany Dubois, and Yvonne Orji as Molly Carter

Hit show! Insecure has been renewed for a fourth season; Issa Rae as Issa Dee, Amanda Seales as Tiffany Dubois, and Yvonne Orji as Molly Carter

Hit show! Insecure has been renewed for a fourth season; Issa Rae as Issa Dee, Amanda Seales as Tiffany Dubois, and Yvonne Orji as Molly Carter

Shining star: Rae is also one of the stars in the powerful new drama The Hate U Give, alongside Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall and Russell Hornsby

Shining star: Rae is also one of the stars in the powerful new drama The Hate U Give, alongside Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall and Russell Hornsby

Shining star: Rae is also one of the stars in the powerful new drama The Hate U Give, alongside Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall and Russell Hornsby

Insecure, which also stars Yvonne Orji, Lisa Joyce, and Jay Ellis, just wrapped up its third season and has already renewed for a fourth. 

For her role in the comedy-drama, Rae has been nominated for two Emmy Awards, a Primetime Emmy and two Golden Globes. 

The Stanford University graduate first gained attention for her YouTube series Awkward Black Girl that premiered in 2011.        

Making her mark: The actress has been nominated for two Emmy Awards for her role on Insecure; she is pictured at the 70th Emmy Awards in Los Angeles in September 2018

Making her mark: The actress has been nominated for two Emmy Awards for her role on Insecure; she is pictured at the 70th Emmy Awards in Los Angeles in September 2018

Making her mark: The actress has been nominated for two Emmy Awards for her role on Insecure; she is pictured at the 70th Emmy Awards in Los Angeles in September 2018

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