Issa Rae Set To Remake Italian Feature Film “Perfect Strangers”

It’s the year of the remakes, and the next one up is the 2016 Italian film #PerfectStrangers.

“Insecure” co-creator Issa Rae is set to star in, write and produce the comedy, and she will be teaming up with Spyglass Media Group and Eagle Pictures. The project will be an English adaptation of the #PaoloGenovese feature film “Perfetti Sconosciuti.” The story is about a group of friends who come together for a dinner party where they decide to play a game that includes them placing their phones face-up on the table, agreeing to make all texts and phone calls public in an attempt to prove they have nothing to hide.

The original film sparked several remakes in different languages in China, Spain, Greece, Russia, Hungary, France, Korea, and Turkey. The Italian film won two David di Donatello Awards for best film and Best Screenplay as well as the Best Screenplay for an international narrative feature at the Tribeca Film Festival, according to Variety. Production Company, 3 Marys Entertainment will work alongside Rae’s Issa Rae Productions and Montrel Mckay will executive produce. Chris Stone will oversee production on behalf of Spyglass, and Tarak Ben Ammar, chairman, and owner of Eagle Pictures, will oversee the film on behalf of Eagle.

Ben Ammar said, “I am proud to be working alongside our partners at Spyglass and the immensely talented Issa Rae on this socially resonant and provocative comedy that not only became a success in Europe, but went on to capture the attention of audiences around the globe.” Rae said, “I’m really looking forward to bringing this funny and compelling story to a new demographic and could not be happier about partnering with the Spyglass team to make it happen. I loved the original film and think the story will resonate with audiences here as well.”

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