Deadline reports that Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae-led romantic comedy The Lovebirds was pushed back by Paramount, amid coronavirus concerns. Because of this abrupt shift in the world, Netflix has picked up the show due to a deal between Media Rights Capital and the studio. The Lovebirds was initially supposed to make a debut at Texas-based South by Southwest Film Festival before the event was canceled. The film was also supposed to release in theaters on April 3 before being pulled by Paramount along with A Quiet Place Part II and Blue Story.
According to Coming Soon, ”The Lovebirds sees 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 – a circumstance to the next, they must figure out how they, and their relationship, can survive the night.” The comedy crime drama movie also stars Paul Sparks, Anna Camp, and Kyle Bornheimer.
There is no release date yet. Watch the trailer below: