Deadline reports, Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith are in talks to join Regina Hall in Universal Pictures’ Girl Trip. The screenplay is written by Blackish creator Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver, while Malcolm Lee s set to direct. You can read the film details below.
It marks the first time the actresses are working together onscreen since 1996’s Set it Off, the cult fave bank robber drama they made with director F. Gary Gray. Scripted by Black-ish creator Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver, the film focuses on four friends who travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, where sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, with some drinking, romancing and even brawling thrown in for good measure. Universal has set it for July 21, 2017 release. It’s a Will Packer Productions release and WPP motion picture head James Lopez is exec producer. Lee last directed for Universal The Best Man Holiday, and most recently helmed Barbershop 3. Sara Scott is overseeing for the studio.