Netflix reveals The Lovebirds premiere date & new trailer!
Netflix has finally revealed the new release date for director Michael Showalter’s forthcoming romantic comedy The Lovebirds after a month since the streaming service had acquired the film from Paramount Pictures. Starring Oscar nominee Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick) and two-time Golden Globe nominee Issa Rae (Insecure), the film will now be available for streaming on Friday, May 22. The date announcement also came with the released of a brand new trailer which you can check out below!
In The Lovebirds, a couple (Issa Rae & Kumail Nanjiani) experiences a defining moment in their relationship when they are unintentionally embroiled in a murder mystery. As their journey to clear their names takes them from one extreme – and hilarious – circumstance to the next, they must figure out how they, and their relationship, can survive the night.
The comedy crime drama also stars Emmy nominee Paul Sparks (House of Cards), Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect trilogy), and Kyle Bornheimer (Marriage Story).
The movie is directed by Michael Showalter (The Big Sick) and written by Aaron Abrams (The Go-Getters) and Brendan Gall (Blindspot, The Go-Getters) from a story by Martin Gero. Tom Lassally, Oly Obst, Todd Shulman, Jordana Mollick and Gero will produce, with Nanjiani, Rae, and Showalter all serving as executive producers.
The Lovebirds was originally slated premiere at the Austin, Texas-based South by Southwest Film Festival before the event was cancelled, as well as was set to hit theaters on April 3 before being pulled by Paramount alongside A Quiet Place Part II and Blue Story. This also marks the second time the streaming service has acquired a film from the studio after surprise announcing during the 2018 Super Bowl Netflix would be debuting The Cloverfield Paradox after the game.