‘The Best Man’ sequel coming next year

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    Almost 14 years after its original premiere, the sequel to the 1999 romantic comedy The Best Man, is set to hit theaters next year.

    Black film aficionados will have something more to be thankful for next Thanksgiving season when the sequel to the classic hits theaters on November 25, 2013.

    Although there is no set story line, an no word on which original cast members will be rejoining for the sequel, Universal Studios and original writer and director Malcolm D. Lee are set to head the project again. Co-Producer Sean Daniel will also join the team, Deadline.com reports.

    In August Sanaa Lathan, who starred in the film as Robin, told VH1 that she was definitely interested in reuniting with the cast for a sequel.

    "Everybody’s on board. We did a read through of the script not too long ago, and the characters 12 years later—I mean, it has the same kind of raunchy humor, the same kind of moving moments. The way that Malcolm has weaved in all of the characters and their storylines is great. I can’t wait for it to come together," she said.

    The original film grossed over $35 million, and also starred Morris Chestnut, Nia Long, Taye Diggs, Terrence Howard and Harold Perrineau.

    After the original cast got together for a reunion dinner, rumors sparked about a sequel, and Malcolm hopes to get them all back together again.

    Some movie lovers credit the success of newer films, like Steve Harvey’s Think Like a Man, with the renewed interest in The Best Man. Think earned more than $91 million, according to boxofficemojo.com.

    Although the Best Man received a slight bit of criticism as one of an increasing number of ’90s movies with similar storylines, it did make its mark for its humor, stellar performances and themes of forgiveness and redemption.

    See photos of The Best Man, Love Jones, Coming to America and more Black film faves.

    —Kimberley Glascoe

     

    Should there be a Best Man remake or should the cast and crew leave the classic film alone? Leave your comments below.

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