Contributed by Rebecca Johnson
Actor, director and producer Issa Rae is producing a reboot of the 1996 heist film “Set it Off.”
Rae has her sights on starring in the reboot, although it is not clear with character she has her eyes on. Other stars have not been revealed yet.
The Hollywood Reporter reports the “Insecure” star will produce the project along with Montrel McKay, her partner at Issa Rae Productions. Syreeta Singleton and Nina Gloster have been tapped to write the script. Singleton is a writer for the Showtime series, “Black Monday” and Gloster is a staff writer for “Star.”
The crime thriller told the story of four friends working low-paying jobs. Frustrated at their lack of opportunity, the quartet commit a series of bank robberies.
In March of 2018, Je’Caryous Johnson adapted the movie into a play and the show toured around the country.
So far, the original cast is not behind the remake.
“I personally think that’s something you just leave alone,” Pinkett-Smith said. “It’s a classic, it’s done.”