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Issa Rae’s been making some major power moves in the film and television industry in recent times and it appears as though she’s setting her sights on re-imagining a 90s cult classic. According to Variety, Issa Rae is set to develop a remake of Set It Off which originally starred Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Vivica A. Fox, and Kimberly Elise. Rae will serve as a producer and will likely also have a starring role in the film as well. Syreeta Singleton and Nina Gloster have been brought on to write the script for the re-make.
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Set It Off follows the story of four friends who plot and execute elaborate bank robberies across Los Angeles with intel provided by Vivica A. Fox’s character. The movie played a big role in the success of all four main actresses in the film. Many have been suggesting that a Set It Off remake should happen. Young M.A. shared a casting idea earlier this year for a remake that would include herself, Kat Graham, Teyana Taylor, and Keke Palmer. Perhaps we’ll see one of them in the remake.
In other Issa Rae-related news, she announced earlier this month that she and the Insecure crew have already started shooting for season four of the series. Along with that, she’ll be starring in a few films set to drop next year including The Lovebirds and The Photograph.