The Lovebirds (2020 film)

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The Lovebirds
Directed byMichael Showalter
Produced by
Written by
  • Aaron Abrams
  • Brendan Gall
  • Martin Gero
Music byMichael Andrews
CinematographyBrian Burgoyne
Edited byRobert Nassau
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • April 3, 2020 (2020-04-03) (United States)
CountryUnited States

The Lovebirds is an upcoming American romantic comedy film, directed by Michael Showalter, from a screenplay by Aaron Abrams, Brendan Gall and Martin Gero. It stars Kumail Nanjiani, Issa Rae, Anna Camp, Kelly Murtagh, Moses Storm, and Betsy Borrego.

It is scheduled to be released on April 3, 2020, by Paramount Pictures.


On the very brink of breaking up, a couple gets unintentionally embroiled in a bizarre (and hilarious) murder mystery. As they get closer to clearing their names and solving the case, they need to figure out how they, and their relationship, can survive the night.



In January 2019, it was announced Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae had joined the cast of the film, with Michael Showalter, directing from a screenplay by Aaron Abrams, Brendan Gall, and Martin Gero. Abrams, Gall, Gero will serve as producers on the film, alongside, Oly Obst, Todd Schulman and Jordana Mollick, while Showalter, Nanjiani and Rae will serve as executive producers. Media Rights Capital will produce and finance the film, while Paramount Pictures will distribute.[1] That same month, Anna Camp joined the cast of the film.[2]


Principal photography began in January 2019.[3][4] Production concluded on February 27, 2019.[5]


It is scheduled to be released on April 3, 2020.[6]


  1. ^ Kit, Borys; Galuppo, Mia (January 17, 2019). "Kumail Nanjiani, Issa Rae to Star in Romantic Comedy 'The Lovebirds' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
  2. ^ Galuppo, Mia (January 28, 2019). "Anna Camp Joins Issa Rae-Kumail Nanjiani Rom-Com 'The Lovebirds' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
  3. ^ "Production Weekly" (PDF). Production Weekly. No. 1123. December 20, 2018. p. 19. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
  4. ^ Nanjani, Kumail (January 27, 2019). "We start shooting #TheLovebirds this week. So excited to do this with the amazing @issarae". Instagram. Retrieved January 27, 2019.
  5. ^ "Current Productions". Retrieved February 27, 2019.
  6. ^ Pederson, Erik (May 24, 2019). "'The Lovebirds': Issa Rae-Kumail Nanjiani Paramount Comedy Moved Back By A Month". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 25, 2019.

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