The shenanigans the Flossy Posse got into at the Essence Festival in New Orleans last year are legendary, so how will they up the ante for their next Girls Trip?
That remains to be seen, but actress Regina Hall confirmed to BuzzFeed News that a sequel is in the works.
During a visit to AM to DM, Hall said, “We’re trying to make that happen. So we’re trying to get everything together with the schedule. I think they’re working on something. I don’t know where we’re going. I don’t know where the girls are going, but … we’re going somewhere.”
The original Girls Trip, which was written by Kenya Barris (Blackish) and directed by Malcolm D. Lee (The Best Man), dispelled any belief that a film featuring an all-black cast can’t make money when it grossed $140.9 million at the box office. Hall appeared along with actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish—in what would prove to be her breakout role—Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah. The four women played college friends who reunite for a trip down to New Orleans during Essence’s annual music and entertainment festival. The adventures and misadventures they get into kept audiences in stitches all summer long.
Although no official announcement of a sequel has been made yet, Lee told EW that they wanted to do one.
“The audience really took to it, I think they’d want to see what the Flossy Posse is up to next and I’m hoping that we can make that happen and bring that to the masses,” Lee said.
“It has to be a little bit bigger, it has to be just as good, just as funny, just as outrageous and that takes time. We’ve got to figure out how that’s all going to come together and coalesce in a script and make it worth our time as filmmakers, their time as actors, and the audience’s time as consumers. So we don’t want to do it if it’s not going to be great. We want to make sure that it’s a quality piece of work,” he added.
Sometimes sequels fail to capture the magic of the first film, but in this instance, it’s safe to assume more laughs and good times will be had.