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Issa Rae, Lakeith Stanfield to star in new romantic drama film

By Annie Martin
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Issa Rae, Lakeith Stanfield to star in new romantic drama film
Issa Rae will have a starring role in the new movie "The Photograph." File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI | License Photo

March 19 (UPI) -- Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield are joining the cast of a new romantic drama.

Variety reported Monday the 34-year-old actress and 27-year-old actor will have leading roles in the new film The Photograph from Universal Pictures.

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Everything, Everything director Stella Meghie wrote the movie, which follows intertwining love stories in the past and present. Meghie will also direct and co-executive produce with Rae.

Deadline said Will Packer and James Lopez will produce the new film. Sara Scott and Mika Pryce will oversee production for Universal.

Rae shared a photo Monday on Instagram from her first day on set with Stanfield and Meghie.

"Day one of shooting her movie. #ThePhotograph," she captioned the post.

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Day one of shooting her movie. #ThePhotograph

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Rae is known for co-creating the HBO series Insecure, which was renewed for a fourth season in September. The show co-stars Yvonne Orji, Natasha Rothwell, Amanda Seales and Y'lan Noel.

Stanfield plays Darius Epps in the FX series Atlanta, which was renewed for a third season in June. He will also star in Jesus Was My Homeboy, a new film about the Black Panther Party member Fred Hampton.

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