The Best Man Wedding a/k/a The Best Man 3

The Best Man picStatus:  Announced
Release Date:  2016 (TBA)
Genre:  Comedy/Romance
Rating:  Not Available
Studio:  Sean Daniel Company/Universal Pictures
Director:  Malcolm D. Lee
Cast:  Regina Hall (Candance), Sanaa Lathan (Robin, rumored), Nia Long (Jordan), Terrence Howard (Quentin, rumored), Morris Chestnut (Lance, rumored), Taye Diggs (Harper, rumored),  Harold Perrineau (Murch, rumored), Melissa De Sousa (Shelby, rumored), Katt Williams (Dorian Burroughs, rumored), Jay Pharoah (Teddy Harper, rumored).

Update:  In a September 14, 2015 interview with Entertainment Weekly, when asked how production was going on the third installment of The Best Man series, Morris Chestnut stated “Unfortunately, we’re not exactly sure when it’s going to happen,” Chestnut says of Best Man Wedding, citing scheduling conflicts given his upcoming Fox procedural Rosewood. Co-stars Terrence Howard and Taye Diggs are equally busy, he explains, adding, “We’ve all read the script, and it’s a really good script, but with Terrence now on Empire, Taye on Murder in the First and me on Rosewood, it’s going to be difficult to make happen.”  Source:  Entertainment Weekly.

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Update:  Variety reported on 7/22/14 that Universal Pictures has dated The Best Man Wedding, the next installment in the The Best Man franchise for April 15, 2016.  The original cast is expected to return with Malcolm D. Lee directing.

Plot details are vague other than the film will revolve around the wedding of Quentin (Terrence Howard’s character).  Source:  Variety.

Story:  After coming together after 15 years for The Best Man Holiday Lance (Morris Chestnut), Harper (Taye Diggs) and company may reunite again for a third part of the Best Man franchise.

Details:  Following an impressive opening weekend of $30 million for The Best Man Holiday in November 2013, Deadline reports that Malcolm D. Lee is negotiating a deal with Universal to write, direct and produce another installment of the hit ensemble romantic comedy. Sean Daniel is also in talks to come back and produce another film through his The Sean Daniel Company shingle. No word yet on locking in the ensemble cast. It took 14 years for Lee to come back with a sequel, but this one is going to happen much more quickly and is a priority project for Universal.

The $17 million sequel had the fifth-largest opening for an R-rated romantic comedy, the second-highest opening for an urban romantic comedy and the sixth-biggest opening for an urban-themed film overall. The film has grossed $71 million worldwide.  Source(s): IMDB; Deadline, Moviepilot.

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