Celebrities Gush Over “Best Man” Sequel, Reveal Initial Filming Month

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Actors from the Best Man film gush on the upcoming sequel.


When you think of classic African-American films in the 90s, you’d be remiss to not acknowledge Best Man in that category. The film, produced in 1999 by Spike Lee’s 40 Acres and a Mule production company, was written and directed by Malcolm D. Lee.  By the end of its theatrical run, the film had grossed more than $34 million, nearly four times as much as it cost to create it. Just recently, a huge announcement was made that Malcolm Lee is creating a sequel for the film.

More cast members from the first Best Man movie have been gushing over the upcoming sequel. Terrance Howard was quoted saying he gets teary eyed over the sheer thought of a Best Man sequel. In a recent interview with Huffington Post, Morris Chestnut agreed with Howard. “Yeah, that’s pretty accurate,” he said in response to Howard’s remark. “It’s going to be a movie … where I think people are going to experience the whole gamut of emotions. I think they’re going to laugh, and I think they’re going to cry. There’s a lot of stuff going on in this movie.” And despite the film’s ability to take its viewers on an emotional roller coaster, Chestnut added it is still a fun watch. “It’s a fun movie, don’t get me wrong,” he continued. “But there’s a lot of heartwarming moments, some realizations with some characters. There’s a lot in this movie.”

In her recent interview with Jet, Nia Long chimed in on the sequel but wasn’t able to give away many details because filming hadn’t started at the time of the interview. “We made magic together – so many people say that to me,” she said. “And because I love the cast. The film’s director, Malcolm Lee, has been talking about it for some time and finally announced his plan during a recent cast reunion dinner.” Long revealed when and where shooting will take place for the film. “We’re not shooting until late April in Toronto, so I can’t say much. But everybody is really excited to revisit our stories and find out what happens next,” she added. “Where is Jordan now? Did she get married? Did she break up a relationship? It’s like reading a great book; you want to see what the next chapter is.”

Are you looking forward to this film?