Kumail Nanjiani & Issa Rae enter a murder mystery in The Lovebirds trailer

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

One moment, you've got a perfect, loving relationship, and the next, you're on the run with your partner after being falsely accused of murder. It's a tale as old as time. Kumail Nanjiani (THE ETERNALS) and Issa Rae (Insecure) find themselves in exactly that situation in THE LOVEBIRDS, a new romantic comedy from director Michael Showalter (THE BIG SICK). When a man falls on their car and takes off, someone claiming to be a police officer commandeers their vehicle to chase the man down and run him over, which leaves Kumail Nanjiana and Issa Rae in a rather awkward spot when they're accused of the crime. Toss in some action hijinks and some EYES WIDE SHUT shit, and you've got the makings of what looks to be a fun little comedy.

The official synopsis for 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 LOVE BIRDS will hit theaters on April 3, 2020.

The Lovebirds, poster

Source: Paramount Pictures

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