Malcolm Lee’s Best Man sequel officially gets a synopsis

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Malcolm Lee’s Best Man sequel officially gets a synopsis
Posted by Wilson Morales

January 24, 2013

Universal Pictures today announced that the entire all-star cast of its groundbreaking comedy The Best Man will reunite for the highly anticipated sequel that hits theaters on November 15, 2013.

Malcolm D. Lee returns to write and direct this sequel to his directorial debut.

Considered among many as one of the best Black romantic comedy films, ‘The Best Man’ opened #1 at the box office when it came on October 22, 1999. The original grossed $35 million.

The cast will go into production this spring.

After nearly 15 years apart, Taye Diggs (television’s Private Practice), Nia Long (Big Momma’s House), Morris Chestnut (Kick-Ass 2), Harold Perrineau (Zero Dark Thirty), Terrence Howard (Hustle & Flow), Sanaa Lathan (Contagion), Monica Calhoun (Love & Basketball), Melissa De Sousa (Miss Congeniality) and Regina Hall (Scary Movie franchise) reprise their career-launching roles in the next chapter to the film that ushered in a new era of comedy. When the college friends finally reunite over the Christmas holidays, they will discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be ignited.

In early 2011, Malcolm and the cast met in LA for a reunion and discussed the possibility of a sequel.

“The Best Man was the right film at the right time. There were few films prior or since that film that spoke to the generation of African-Americans who I knew, lived, worked, loved and laughed with. I’ve been gratefully astounded over the years at the audience response to the film,” stated Malcolm Lee.

“People have often asked “Whatever happened to those characters? Did Jordan ever find a man? Does Murch stay with Candy? Do Lance and Mia live happily ever after?” I have never really taken the time to answer those questions. But they keep getting asked and in light of how it is in heavy rotation on cable TV it very well may be a sign that those questions need to be answered.”

The film centered on a writer (Taye Diggs) who is preparing to be the best man for his football player buddy (Morris Chestnut), but the timing is bad because the writer’s autobiographical novel is about to pop and it describes how the best man bedded the bride.


“That cast so embodied those roles with such honesty and truth that the movie still holds up today. They hold a very special place in my heart and I thought it was time for us to get together again, catch up and attempt to answer those questions. By night’s end no conclusions were drawn, but we had fun discussing the possibilities. It is our sincere belief that if those questions are meant to be answered they will be . . . someday.”

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