A Set It Off remake is in the works, with Insecure‘s Issa Rae developing and producing the forthcoming project.
In a report from Variety, Rae “is in early development on a re-imagining” of Set It Off, the ’90s crime thriller that featured Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Vivica Fox and Kimberly Elise. The report also noted that Rae plans to star in the project as well.
Syreeta Singleton and Nina Gloster have been hired to write the script, while Montrel McKay (Issa Rae Productions) will produce alongside Rae.
Set It Off was originally released in 1996 and directed by F. Gary Gray. The film was centered around four close friends in Los Angeles who decide to plan and execute a bank robbery. The film grossed over $41 million against a budget of $9 million.
Rae has also been busy serving as the executive producer for the HBO’s Black Lady Sketch Show. The Insecure star will also be appearing in a pair of romantic comedies out next year — Universal’s The Photograph, releasing on Feb. 14, and Paramount’s The Lovebirds, due out on April 3.
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