Keke Palmer and SZA to Star in Issa Rae-Produced Comedy

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keke palmer And sza are teaming up to star in a new comedy film produced by Issa Rae,

Although the project is currently untitled, rap sh!t director Lawrence Lamont is set to direct, and the script will be written by rap sh!t showrunner Syreeta Singletonaccording to a deadline The report was published on Friday, April 26.

In addition to starring in the film, Palmer, 30, will also serve as executive producer through her Big Boss company, while SZA (real name Solana Imani Rowe) will make her feature-film acting debut.

Palmer confirmed this news Instagram on Friday, reposting a screenshot of deadline Topic.

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“I can’t wait!!!” the former Nickelodeon star captioned the photo, which garnered tons of comments from fans and fellow celebs.

“it [is] This is my dream movie,” one Instagram user wrote, while stand-up comedian Tony Baker wrote, “I want to be in this.”

A different social media user said, “Here for this! “There’s already great chemistry between you all.”

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Hustlers star and SZA, 34, previously graced Saturday night Live on stage together in December 2022 when Palmer hosted and SZA served as the musical guest.

Casting news comes after palmer’s signal On stepping away from the limelight in an interview with teen Vogue about a year later in January welcomed son leo with former darius jackson,

“I think the timer has started,” she told the outlet. “I think it’s because I haven’t felt it yet. But the timer, I know it’s close. I don’t know exactly when, but it’s close.”

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Palmer gained notoriety with her first major film role in 2004. Barber Shop 2: Back in Business, After signing a deal with Atlantic Records in 2005, the young star achieved success in acting as Akilah Akila and the bee in 2006.

She has since appeared in several productions, including starring in Nickelodeon’s True Jackson VPshowtime’s master of sex, scream queens And Hustlers Antonym Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu And cardi b,

palmer too made history After winning the Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Game Show at this year’s awards show, she became the first black woman to be nominated and win in the category. she started hosting Password Restart in 2022.

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Although SZA is a novice in the world of acting Bring in The artist is a 24-time Grammy Award nominee and recipient of four Grammys, winning Best R&B Song, Best Progressive R&B Album and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 2024 ceremony.

They also received a Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for their collaboration with doja cat On his hit song, “Kiss Me More” in 2022.