‘The Lovebirds’ Sets New Release After Pivoting To Netflix Due To Coronavirus

Actors Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani announced the release date for their romantic comedy, “The Lovebirds,” after the film was moved from its theatrical opening to a Netflix premiere because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. 

In a video call posted Tuesday to their Twitter accounts, Rae and Nanjiani bantered as they announced that the Paramount Pictures film will be released May 22 on the streaming service. 

“I’m so glad I didn’t ignore this FaceTime call,” Rae joked on Twitter. 

“The fact that Netflix was interested in our movie, it just felt like the best opportunity to showcase it and have maximum people view it during this time,” she said.

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