(Source: www.rollingout.com) – – The 2017 blockbuster film Girls Trip starring Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Tiffany Haddish and Regina Hall has a sequel in the works. With the initial offering grossing over $140 million, the film’s producer Will Packer recently stopped by the “Jemele Hill Is Unbothered” podcast and revealed that talks have begun for the follow up.
The Hollywood producer made it clear too that he didn’t want to rush the project and have people disappointed because it didn’t live up to the hype either.
In related news, Packer will serve as the jury president for the 2021 American Black Film Festival. The annual festival celebrates its 25th anniversary this year with a hybrid model, with live events held November 3-7 in Miami Beach, Florida followed by a week of virtual events on abffplay.com available from November 8-14.
“ABFF is one of the single most instrumental institutions in my career. This is more than just a festival for me,” Packer said in a statement to Variety. “Its very existence guarantees there will be more Will Packers making movies from a unique perspective and telling the stories of underserved audiences.”
The ABFF jury presidential appointment is also a homecoming for the producer of hit films like Think Like A Man and Ride Along. Packer got his start when his independent feature film Trois premiered at the festival in 1999.