For Some Reason Malcolm D. Lee's The Best Man Is Getting A Sequel
Released in 1999, Malcolm D. Lee's The Best Man is about as forgettable as any movie you'll find. It was given middling reviews by critics and while it opened at number one in its first weekend, it pulled in a moderate $34 million domestically on a $9 million budget. The film had a solid cast that included rising stars like Terence Howard, Taye Diggs, Morris Chestnut, Nia Long and Sanaa Lathan, but it's also not one that people put one their "favorite movies of all time lists" and it wasn't even one of the best movies of the year it was released. So why it's getting a 12-years-later sequel is a total mystery.
Deadline reports that Universal has put The Best Man 2 into development. Lee is set to write, direct and produce the film and he will be going to the members of the ensemble cast to see if they will reprise their roles. The movie is about a writer named Harper Stewart (Diggs) who is the best man for his friend's wedding (Chestnut). The problem, however, is that Harper is about to release an autobiography, a book that includes a story about how he had sex with the groom's bride-to-be. The idea for the sequel came about when a reunion dinner was held for the cast.
This will easily be the most random movie news story you read today. Is there anyone out there other than the filmmaker and actors who is really itching to see where these characters are over a decade after the events of the first film? This is quite strange.
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