Issa Rae Set to Produce New ‘Set it Off’ Movie

Issa Rae is about to make our dreams come true.

The co-creator of the HBO comedy Insecure reportedly is currently reimagining the iconic Set It Off, New Line’s 1996 crime thriller, which starred Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah.

According to THR, Rae will produce the new project and may possibly star in it. The report continued:

The original movie told of four friends, fed up with by low-wage jobs and broken by institutional violence, who desperately band to together for a series of bank robberies. After initial success, the spree ultimately leads the quartet to mostly tragic ends.

Set It Off, which also starred Vivica A. Fox and Kimberly Elise, proved to a be surprise hit while also garnering rave reviews. The movie was the rare action thriller that featured not only female leads but women of color, and also took on work issues, something that resonated with audiences. It also helped elevated several of the participants to another level, including director F. Gary Gray, whose previous movie was the 1995 comedy Friday.

We can’t wait!

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