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Morris Chestnut was busy fending off fans at Comic-Con yesterday, where he promoted his new TNT miniseries Legends. When not talking up his show with Sean Bean (aka: the star one of the most iconic Game of Thrones scene ever), he gave us a little scoop on what fans can expect from the just-announced Best Man threequel, out April 2016. Chestnut says writer/director Malcolm Lee told him The Best Man Wedding is “a complete departure” from the first two films.
What could it mean?! No more New Edition lip-syncing performances?! Don’t do that to us, guys! We also asked what’s up with his character, Lance, who ended the last film [spoiler alert!] delivering his best friends’ baby in the back of an SUV immediately following his wife’s funeral. Chestnut fills us in about Legends and the Best Man Wedding, above. »
- Kate Spencer
Malcolm D. Lee‘s crowd-pleasing and big money-earning The Best Man franchise is bound for trilogy designation, as Universal has just announced that the third film in the series will arrive in 2016. Deadline reports that The Best Man Wedding – wait, is it the wedding of the best man? who is his best man? maybe they should have thought about these titles a bit more — will arrive on April 15, 2016, reuniting the sprawling cast to participate in (what else!) a big time wedding. Lee is back on board to write and direct the feature, and the franchise’s many cast members — including Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long, Harold Perrineau and Melissa De Sousa — are all expected to come back for more. Monica Calhoun will probably, um, not be back. Now that the blockbuster series is moving into pretty firm franchise territory, is it time for you to get on board? Well »
- Kate Erbland
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures has finally announced a release date for the fifth instalment in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise.
Originally given a loose 2016 release date, the company has pushed "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" back but dropped it into a specific date - July 7th 2017.
Meanwhile, Universal Pictures has confirmed a third film in "The Best Man" franchise is on the way. Malcolm D. Lee will return to direct the new sequel, "The Best Man Wedding," which is set to be released April 15th 2016.
Many of the stars of the 1999 original and 2013 sequel are expected to return as well. These include Taye Diggs, Terrence Howard, Harold Perrineau, Morris Chestnut, Monica Calhoun, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long, Melissa De Sousa and Regina Hall
Source: Disney Pictures & Universal Pictures »
- Garth Franklin
After The Best Man Holiday, a star-studded follow-up to 1999′s The Best Man, became a huge hit last November, Universal must have realized what a hit it had on its hands. Now, the studio has set a third installment, titled The Best Man Wedding, for release on April 15th, 2016.
A few things made a third installment in the series a near certainty. Firstly, The Best Man Holiday, budgeted at $17 million, had a terrific $30 million opening weekend and went on to bcome the fifth most successful R-rated romantic comedy of all time. Secondly, it received a stunning A+ CinemaScore across all quadrants. And finally, it starred an embarassment of in-demand stars including Taye Diggs, Terrence Howard, Harold Perrineau, Morris Chestnut, Monica Calhoun, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long, Melissa De Sousa and Regina Hall. All of those actors are expected to be back for The Best Man Wedding.
Plot details were scarce, as »
- Isaac Feldberg
Universal has announced that the third film, which follows 2013′s The Best Man Holiday and 1999′s The Best Man, is titled The Best Man Wedding and will be released on Friday, April 15, 2016. As the film’s description puts it, the gang returns to “celebrate the group’s most unexpected wedding to date.” Malcolm D. Lee will again write and direct, with Sean Daniel returning to produce. »
- Samantha Highfill
Universal has announced The Best Man Wedding for April 15, 2016.
Malcolm D. Lee will return to write and direct this third installment of the popular romantic comedy series, with the entire cast expected to return. It follows 1999's The Best Man and the more recent The Best Man Holiday, which debuted last year to huge box office success, becoming the 5th biggest opener of all time for an R rated romantic comedy.
This latest installment finds the gang getting back together for some unexpected nuptials.
At this time, The Best Man Wedding has its April 2016 release date all to itself.
Did you enjoy "The Best Man Holiday"? If so, good news: a sequel to the film is already in the works. Following up on the box-office success of last fall's ensemble dramedy (itself a sequel to 1999's "The Best Man"), Universal has slated "The Best Man Wedding" for release on April 15, 2016. Director Malcolm D. Lee will return to helm the follow-up (presumably with stars Taye Diggs, Morris Chestnut, Terrence Howard and Harold Perrineau in tow), which will center on "the group’s most unexpected wedding to date." "The Best Man Holiday" received mixed-to-positive reviews from critics and opened to No. 2 at the box office with a whopping $30.6 million. The film topped out at just north of $71 million worldwide. Will you be seeing "The Best Man Wedding"? Let us know in the comments. »
- Chris Eggertsen
“The Best Man” series of films will definitely continue, and now its fans know exactly when to look forward to the next installment. Universal Pictures has announced “The Best Man Wedding” will be released on Friday, April 15, 2016. Also read: ‘Best Man Holiday's Nia Long Joins We TV's First Scripted Series “Malcolm D. Lee again writes and directs the third film in his signature hit series, and Sean Daniel (“The Best Man Holiday”) returns to produce “The Best Man Wedding” alongside Lee,” Universal said in a press release. The announcement also indicates that the cast will return as well. Also read: »
- Jason Hughes
Malcolm D. Lee is back to write and direct the third film in the series, which Universal has titled and slated for April 15, 2016. The studio says the ensemble cast is returning for The Best Man Wedding, which features the group getting back together for a most unexpected nuptials. The previous film in the franchise, $17 million sequel The Best Man Holiday, was a hit right out of the gate, scoring a $30 million opening in November. It was the fifth-largest bow for an R-rated romantic comedy, the second-highest for an urban romantic comedy and the sixth-biggest for an […] »
Hot off the presses, straight from my email inbox... Universal Pictures’ The Best Man Wedding will be released on Friday, April 15, 2016 About The Best Man Wedding The cast of The Best Man series returns to celebrate the group’s most unexpected wedding to date. Malcolm D. Lee again writes and directs the third film in his signature hit series, and Sean Daniel ("The Best Man Holiday") returns to produce The Best Man Wedding alongside Lee. The Universal Pictures release date announcement didn't come with any specific casting info, but we can assume that those who made it to the end of the last film, will return for this third and »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Universal Pictures is bringing back the guys from The Best Man series. The Best Man Wedding is set to be released April 15, 2016, with writer-director Malcolm D. Lee returning for the third installment and Sean Daniel producing. Photos 10 Highest Grossing Movie Sequels 1999's The Best Man earned $35.1 million domestically, while last year's The Best Man Holiday took $70.5 million. Universal says the cast will be back. The stars of the previous films include Taye Diggs, Terrence Howard, Harold Perrineau, Morris Chestnut, Monica Calhoun, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long, Melissa De Sousa and Regina Hall. Lee is also
- Aaron Couch
Plot details are vague other than the film revolving around the wedding of the Howard character.
Lee will produce along with Sean Daniels.
The last installment, “The Best Man’s Holiday,” over-performed at the B.O., bringing in $70 million worldwide.
- Justin Kroll
After a $30.1 million opening weekend for his sequel "The Best Man Holiday" last fall, director Malcolm D. Lee negotiated a deal with Universal to write, direct and produce another installment of the ensemble romantic comedy, which went on to gross over $70 million in domestic box office, making for a profitable film for the studio, given that it cost only $17 million to make. So it really shouldn't be much of a surprise that a 3rd film was of interest to the studio; although, in this business, nothing is ever certain until it's actually made, even if it's formally announced. Also, whether the ensemble cast has been locked in to return, isn't yet known. Although I expect »
- Tambay A. Obenson
The Best Man Holiday, 2013.
Written and Directed by Malcolm D. Lee.
When college friends reunite after 15 years over the Christmas holidays, they discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be reignited.
It’s been 15 years since The Best Man was released in theaters. The film was met with modest praise and went on to become somewhat of a cult classic following its release. Now the gang is all back in The Best Man Holiday which picks up 15 years later with everybody in the cast returning, as well as director Malcolm D. Lee.
This time around the gang is getting together for the holidays. Once everyone is together old rivalries and romances are brought back up as well as some new conflicts and issues. »
Plot details on the film are being kept under wraps.
Rivinoja most recently penned the script to Sony Pictures Animation’s “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2″ and also has an overall deal with Sony Television and is a co-executive producer on the CBS show “Bad Teacher.”
She is repped by UTA and attorney Ken Richman.
- Justin Kroll
Erica Rivinoja has been tapped to write the screenplay for Universal's Untitled Girl's Trip Project. The Best Man Holiday helmer Malcolm D. Lee will direct the film, while William Packer (Ride Along, Think Like a Man) will produce via his Will Packer Productions banner. Story: 'Best Man Holiday’ Cast Reveals Favorite Holiday Traditions at Premiere Plot details are currently being kept under wraps, but production will begin in New Orleans in the summer. Lee's The Best Man Holiday was a strong hit for Universal after it opened in mid-November to $30.1 million. It's grossed more than $71 million
- Rebecca Ford
Universal Pictures has hired “South Park” veteran Erica Rivinoja to write the screenplay for Malcolm D. Lee's comedy “Untitled Girls Trip Project,” the studio announced Wednesday. Will Packer (“Ride Along”) will produce the movie, while Lee will executive produce. Production is scheduled to start this summer in New Orleans. Also read: ‘South Park’ Takes on Bullying … and ‘Bully'? (Video) Rivinoja was a writer on Sony's “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2.” On the TV side, Rivinoja has an overall deal with Sony and most recently was a co-executive producer on CBS's “Bad Teacher.” She was previously a co-executive producer on NBC's. »
- Jeff Sneider
As Deadline reported last Friday, Paradigm has confirmed that agents Adam Kanter and Martin Spencer have joined the agency after their abrupt exits from Resolution. Word had raced last week that this was happening, as the two agents did not want to take paycuts from their low-seven-figure salaries. The two joined Jeff Berg last year shortly after he left ICM to launch Resolution, and those agents came from CAA. At Paradigm, they should feel right at home alongside former CAA cohorts Bob Bookman, Ken Stovitz, Rand Holston and most recently Manny Nunez. Related: Resolution Agents Martin Spencer, Adam Kanter Exiting; Paradigm Next Stop? So now, the big question is which clients will join them in the move. Here are the ones I’m hearing are most likely to make the jump to Paradigm: Stuart Beattie, Stalingrad helmer Fedor Bondarchuk, Joe Johnston, Mark Steven Johnson, Malcolm Lee, Rob Minkoff, Evan and Shea Mirzai, »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Will Packer, producer of the Us comedy smash hit Ride Along, is setting up his first project over at Universal titled Girls Trip. Packer is obviously hot property at the moment since he actually has two films in the top 10, the second being About Last Night, which has grossed $38 million in just two weeks. While Packer produces, directorial duties for Girls Trip will be handled by Malcolm D. Lee.
Packer has another film fast approaching release in the form of Think Like A Man Too, which will hit Us cinemas on 20th June and UK cinemas on 19th September. After that film’s released it’s straight on to Ride Along 2, which will start filming this summer. It’s a busy time for Packer and he doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Packer’s had 5 films open at the number one spot in the Us and Girls »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
6 Miranda Drive
Kevin Bacon is set and Radha Mitchell is in negotiations to star in this story of a family that unwittingly brings a fear-feeding supernatural force with them when they return from a Grand Canyon vacation. [Source: THR]
Set inside a toy store, the story follows a father and son winning the chance to spend the night inside a new Fao type store. Their sleepover is interrupted when thieves break in. [Source: Variety]
- Garth Franklin
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