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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
Marvel role? ....hehehe ... I'm dam right aiming for it — John Boyega (@JBoyega) July 22, 2014 Currently booking flight to wakanda — John Boyega (@JBoyega) July 22, 2014 Previously, actor Chadwick Boseman, who portrayed Jackie Robinson and James Brown in breakout performances, was linked to the role of Black Panther. However, it appears that John Boyega wants to throw his hat into the ring of potential casting choices. With Marvel's Sdcc panel just a few, short days away, is Boyega having a layover in San Diego first before stopping at Wakanda? Other actors speculated for the role in the past include Chiwetel Ejiofor, Morris Chestnut, Mehcad Brooks and Aldis Hodge. If Boyega doesn't strike your fancy, who would you like to see as the leader of Wakanda? »
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
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
In TNT’s upcoming undercover-espionage thriller Legends, Sean Bean plays Martin Odum, a deep-cover operative who’s uniquely adept at adopting new identities. Perhaps predictably, there are an awful lot of people who want to kill him—and that’s the least of his problems. The show debuts on August 13, but EW is excited to share an exclusive new trailer for the series, which hints at the show’s twisty serialized arc, plus a look at Legends co-stars Ali Larter, Tina Majorino, Steve Harris, and Morris Chestnut. Yes, Sean Bean says, “Move, and I’ll blow your teeth out.” No, »
- Darren Franich
Comic-Con continues to find new ways to spread out from the San Diego Convention Center.
Having already flowed into the lawn outside and into area hotels, the airport is the next takeover target for Hollywood’s TV networks and studios turning to the fanfest each year to promote their newest projects.
TNT will plaster the San Diego Intl Airport’s baggage claim carousels, escalators and skyway bridges with images and other messaging for its upcoming series “Legends,” starring Sean Bean, Ali Larter, Morris Chestnut and Tina Majorino (see below). Show premieres Aug. 13.
From there, the marketing campaign will also appear around the city’s Gaslamp Quarter, including a giant billboard covering the side of the Marriott Hotel, next to the convention center.
Naturally, there’s also a social media component. The network is encouraging fans of actor Sean Bean to use the hashtag #DontKillSeanBean in social media postings about the show. »
- Marc Graser
Nurse Jackie Season 5 Blu-Ray Review
The fifth season of Nurse Jackie is a somewhat unique spin in the world of TV series, because the premise of the show is turned upside-down. While Edie Falco has spent four seasons winning critical acclaim as titular, drug-addicted nurse who has to find a way to make all the facets of her life work, the writers correctly determined that it was time that the gimmick made some new movies. Thus, the fifth season has Jackie sober, and quickly approaching the one-year anniversary of her sobriety.
With her marriage falling apart, her job resting on a very precarious perch, and her ability to effectively don a parental role, Jackie has an entirely new set of problems to manage, and coping isn’t necessarily something she’s great at… depending on how you mean that.
Of course, when your personal life is in a shambles, your »
- Marc Eastman
Bluteau is Emperor Charles of France, Polanski his daughter Princess Gisla. Durand is the mysterious Wanderer, and Robson is Lagertha's trusted second in command Kalf. [Source: Variety]
The CW have released a new featurette for their upcoming "The Flash" TV series, this one focusing on Barry Allen's relationship with his longtime best friend and potential love interest Iris West (Candice Patton).
Showtime has officially given a pilot production order to the Cameron Crowe-produced comedy series "Roadies" which follows the day-to-day life of a successful rock tour as seen through the eyes of the crew members.
- Garth Franklin
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. »
With his Fox TV series (Almost Human) now officially canceled (the network announced last night that it would not be renewed for a second season), Michael Ealy now has a little more free time on his schedule to take on other projects - like this one. The actor is reportedly attached to star in the Sony/Screen Gems revenge thriller titled The Perfect Guy, which will be directed by Sylvain White - another name we haven't heard mentioned (Stateside anyway) in some time (he's been busy in France though, as readers of this blog will know). We've learned that Ealy will be joined by Sanaa Lathan and Morris Chestnut, who have both also been offered lead roles in the film which follows a woman »
- Tambay A. Obenson
This August, TNT will premiere an intense new series from the producers of Homeland, centered around the FBI’s elite Deep Cover Operations (Dco) division. Based on the book by spy novelist Robert Little, Legends stars Sean Bean as FBI agent Martin Odum, a specialist who can transform himself into anyone he needs to be. His alternate identities, called “legends,” are so complex and thoroughly established that they almost take on lives of their own. The show also stars Ali Larter as a fellow operative who has a history with Martin, Tina Majorino as technical expert Maggie Pool, and Morris Chestnut as another agent investigating Martin’s involvement in a murder case. The cast made an appearance at WonderCon last weekend, along with showrunner David Wilcox (Fringe), to talk about what audiences can expect from the show and, naturally, whether the infamously death-prone (on screen, at least) Bean will actually »
- Cindy White
Premiering August 13th on TNT is Legends, a new espionage thriller developed for TV by three-time Emmy award winner Howard Gordon (24, Homeland). Legends stars Sean Bean as Martin Odum, an exceptional deep-cover operative in the FBI. Every persona Martin assumes becomes one of his "legends", and Martin has an extraordinary empathy that allows him to move in and out of these personas with ease, but when a stranger calls into question everything he believes, Martin begins to wonder if his entire identity is merely another construct of the FBI. Bean joined cast mates Ali Larter, Tina Majorino, and Morris Chestnut, and Showrunner/Executive Producer David Wilcox on stage at WonderCon this weekend to preview a couple clips and discuss what audiences can expect from the new espionage thriller. Check out a full Legends WonderCon panel recap after the jump, which includes my rundown of the footage and bullet point highlights from the panel conversation. »
- Haleigh Foutch
In Legends, Bean will play undercover operative Martin Odum, who is known for his ability to disappear into deep cover, wearing his new persona like a second skin. However, complications arise when a stranger starts trouble by casting doubt over who the real Martin is.
Legends premieres on TNT Aug. 13 at 9/8c.
– Chelsea Regan »
For five seasons, Merritt Wever’s eager young nurse, Zoey Barkow — the teddy-bear-scrubs-wearing protégée of Edie Falco’s drug-addicted Robin Hood–like nurse at a struggling New York hospital — has provided nearly all of the comedy in Showtime’s “dramedy” Nurse Jackie. Last year, Wever was awarded for her comic gifts with an Emmy — which shocked her into near silence, as she delivered what was perhaps the shortest acceptance speech in TV history.Nurse Jackie’s sixth season premiere aired last night and Vulture met with Wever in a Brooklyn café to discuss, among other things, Zoey’s surprising new romance with sexy but abrasive ER doctor Ike Prentiss (Morris Chestnut), an affair that might distract her from her usual self-imposed mission to keep watch over the tenuous sobriety of the freshly divorced Jackie. The New York City–born-and-bred actress told us right off that she’s nothing like Zoey: »
- Kera Bolonik
Boyz N The Hood director says black culture depicted on film has been 'homogenised'
• 12 Years a Slave 'could be a game changer for black directors'
Speaking to students at Loyola Marymount university in La as part of The Hollywood Masters interview series, 46-year-old Singleton said studios were happy to cover stories with an African American theme but did not see why they should find black directors to take charge of them. "They want black people [to be] what they want them to be. And nobody is man enough to go and say that," he said. "They want black people to be who they want them to be, as opposed to what they are. The black films now — so-called black films now — they're great. They're great films. But they're just product. »
- Ben Child
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