Issa Rae is reportedly early development on a remake of New Line’s classic crime thriller “Set If Off” — originally starring Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Vivica Fox and Kimberly Elise.
Issa will produce and also has plans to star in the film. Montrel McKay (Issa Rae Productions) will produce alongside Issa.
“Set It Off,” directed by F. Gary Gray, was a solid performer at the box office with a $41 million gross on a $9 million budget for a story about four close friends who pull off a series of successful bank robberies in Los Angeles, thanks to the inside knowledge provide by Fox’s bank teller character. “Set It Off” helped propel the careers of all four lead actresses and Gray.
Rae starred in the Fox drama “The Hate U Give” as activist April Ofrah, who helps Amandla Stenberg’s character find her voice and speak up. She and Larry Wilmore created HBO’s “Insecure,” which follows the friendship of two women as they deal with their real-life flaws and a seemingly endless series of uncomfortable everyday experiences. The series has aired for four seasons.
We have mixed feelings about this, but if they insist on messing with this classic they better call our girl Keke Palmer!