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Issa Rae is teaming up with Jordan Peele to produce Sinkhole, a new genre film based on a short story by Leyna Krow.
The feature, bought by Universal Pictures in a fierce bid, is a “thought-provoking genre movie that engages with questions of female perfection and identity,” according to the outlet. It follows a family that moves into a new home with a gaping, mysterious sinkhole in the backyard.
The screenplay is based on a short story included in the 2017 collection from author Leyna Krow, I’m Fine, but You Appear to Be Sinking, a commentary on female identity through supernatural, sci-fi/horror narratives. Rae could potentially star, per Deadline, but that’s unconfirmed.
In addition to the film news, Rae is celebrating the fact that her hit HBO series, Insecure, which just concluded its fourth season, received eight Emmy nominations few days ago. The show itself scored a nod for Outstanding Comedy Series, Rae got one for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, and costar Yvonne Orji also snagged one for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
Peele has a few exciting projects coming up this year, including HBO’s monster saga Lovecraft Country, showrun by Misha Green, and superstitious thriller Candyman, directed by Nia DaCosta. Rae, who’s already appeared in films The Photograph and The Lovebirds earlier this year, will soon appear in HBO’s Coastal Elites, a comedy about navigating politics during the pandemic.