From YouTube to TV to the silver screen, Issa Rae does it all.
Insecure creator and star, Issa Rae lands role in Empress of Serenity, opposite Trainwreck’s Bill Hader.
The comedy is about an animal rights lawyer (Hader) who recently lost his mother. In the midst of losing his mother he is also deadset on winning his ex-wife back. However those plans go arwy when he is guilted into taking a 45-day cruise with his newly widowed father. Issa plays Michelle, a reclusive kindred spirit in the cabin next door who becomes both the aid and the obstacle in Sheldon’s plan.
Jesse Andrew is making his directorial debut with this film, which he also penned the script for. The script is loosely inspired by a David Foster Wallace novel. Empress of Serenity will begin production in August. No release date is set yet.