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This July, they're ready to Set. It. Off. The restricted trailer for Universal Pictures' Girls Trip has just debuted online. We also have the first poster and plenty of new images from this R rated party that are sure to get your motor running.
Producer Will Packer (Ride Along and Think Like a Man franchises, upcoming Almost Christmas) presents Girls Trip, a new comedy from director/producer Malcolm D. Lee (The Best Man franchise, Barbershop: The Next Cut). When four lifelong friends, Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish, travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there's enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush. James Lopez, head of motion pictures for Will Packer Productions, and Preston Holmes, executive produce.
Bring home the joy of family in the hilarious and heartwarming Almost Christmas arriving on Digital HD on January 24th and on Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on February 7th from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. From writer/director David E. Talbert (Baggage Claim) and producer Will Packer (Ride Along, Think Like a Man series), this is a year-round comedy everyone can enjoy!
n extended family reunites for the holidays and must survive their time at home in the hilarious Almost Christmas, arriving on Digital HD January 24, 2017 and on Blu-ray , DVD and On Demand on February 7, 2017 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. A new comedy from writer/director David E. Talbert (Baggage Claim) and producer Will Packer (Ride Along, Think Like a Man series), Almost Christmas tells the festive story of a beloved patriarch (Danny Glover, Lethal Weapon Series, Shooter) who asks his family for one gift this holiday season: to get along. »
- Tom Stockman
Back in February 2015, New Line Cinema announced they were developing a Shaft remake, with John Davis producing through his Davis Entertainment company. At the time, no writer or director had been attached to the project, but that has all changed. Today a new report claims that Tim Story is in negotiations to direct, from a script by Black-ish creator Kenya Barris and Alex Barnow. This report also confirms that the project will follow another relative of Richard Roundtree's original title character.
Deadline reports that New Line plans to "reinvigorate" the franchise by focusing this reboot on the son of John Shaft, who is navigating the murky area between law enforcement and organized crime in New York City. No specific plot details were revealed, but this format could potentially allow Richard Roundtree to return as John Shaft, and Samuel L. Jackson to also come back as his nephew, also named John Shaft. »
“Ride Along” director Tim Story will helm New Line’s upcoming “Shaft” reboot, TheWrap has learned. The film is being produced by John Davis, Ira Napoliello and “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris, who wrote the script with Alex Barnow. Story broke out with 2002’s “Barbershop,” starring Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer and Anthony Anderson. He is best known for directing the “Ride Along” and “Think Like a Man” franchises, and also dipped into the Marvel Universe, helming the 2007 Fox superhero film “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.” His most recent project was stand-up comedy concert film “Kevin Hart: What Now? »
- Matt Pressberg
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