Issa Rae is teaming up with LaKeith Stanfield for the new romantic drama titled The Photograph. The film is written and directed by Stella Meghie and produced by Will Packer.
When famed photographer Christina Eames unexpectedly dies, she leaves her estranged daughter Mae Morton (Rae) hurt, angry and full of questions. When a photograph tucked away in a safe-deposit box is found, Mae finds herself on a journey delving into her mother’s early life and ignites a powerful, unexpected romance with a rising-star journalist, Michael Block (Stanfield).
The Photograph is executive produced by Meghie, Erika Hampson (co-producer Late Night, Life Itself) and Rae.
The film also stars Chanté Adams (Roxanne Roxanne) as Mae’s young mother Christina, Y’lan Noel (HBO’s Insecure) as Christina’s secret love, and Rob Morgan (Mudbound) as Isaac Jefferson, a New Orleans fisherman with a mysterious connection to Mae’s mother. Rounding out the cast is Lil Rel Howrey, Teyonah Parris, and Courtney B. Vance.
Watch the trailer below: