This is the best news EVER for those of us that came of age in the 90s! Though rumors have swirled for over a year that the classic film, The Best Man, would be be returning to theaters, it is now official the ENTIRE original cast will be returning.
After nearly 15 years apart, Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, Harold Perrineau, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Monica Calhoun, Melissa De Sousa and Regina Hall WILL reprise their career-launching roles in the next chapter to the film that ushered in a new era of comedy. The synopsis: When the college friends finally reunite over the Christmas holidays, they will discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be ignited.
Sounds fun and dramatic!
“The Best Man was the right film at the right time. There were few films prior or since that film that spoke to the generation of African-Americans who I knew, lived, worked, loved and laughed with. I’ve been gratefully astounded over the years at the audience response to the film,” states Writer/Director Malcolm Lee.
“People have often asked “Whatever happened to those characters? Did Jordan ever find a man? Does Murch stay with Candy? Do Lance and Mia live happily ever after?” I have never really taken the time to answer those questions. But they keep getting asked and in light of how it is in heavy rotation on cable TV it very well may be a sign that those questions need to be answered.”
The original grossed $35 million and opened at #1 at the Box Office when it premiered in 1999. The sequel is scheduled to hit theaters November 15.
We’ll be front and center … will you?