We’re going to West Africa for the “Girls Trip” sequel, so don’t forget to pack your zip lines and grapefruits.
In attendance at the Variety Studio at Sundance, co-writer of the first comedy from 2017 Tracy Oliver gave an update on the upcoming reunion of Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Tiffany Haddish. Writer, director, and producer Tracy Oliver.
Oliver stated that she had a “definitive ‘Girls Trip 2’ update” while attending the festival to promote the second season of her Amazon Prime Video comedy “Harlem.” That’s much I can say. She also gave an update on the story, saying that Will Packer, the movie’s producer, “may kill me, but we’re looking to set it in Ghana.”
Afrochella! screamed actor Shoniqua Shandai from his “Harlem” cast after Oliver gave the information. She mentions Afrochella, the largest annual cultural and musical celebration in Ghana, which takes its name from Coachella, an American festival renowned for its flower crowns. The cast members of “Girls Trip” will make an attempt to attend the festival, which has drawn well-known performers from the area, including Shatte Wale, a Beyonce collaborator. Oliver attested to it. Oliver has not yet submitted her script, thus there is no expected start date for the program.
On a modest $16 million budget, the first “Girls Trip” grossed a respectable $140 million at the box office. The film’s screenplay was written by Olvier and Kenya Barris, who also collaborated with Erica Rivinoja on the Malcolm D. Lee-directed production, in which Packer also served as producer. Additionally, it helped Haddish, who had just been involved in a scandal, become well-known.
The Blackening, Oliver’s critically praised horror comedy, had its world premiere at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival. Oliver has enjoyed a winning streak at festivals. After TIFF, Lionsgate bought the Tim Story-directed film, and on June 19th it will be screened.
On February 3, Prime Video will launch the second season of “Harlem,” a television series starring Meagan Good, Grace Byers, Jerrie Johnson, and Shandai.