What’s good for the goose could sometimes prove great for the gander.
TheWrap is reporting that a Soul Food sequel featuring original cast members has been approved by Fox 2000 Pictures following the runaway success of 2013’s The Best Man Holiday. The 1997 film, centered around a Black Chicago family, put issues such as money, adultery, death and unity on the forefront, and has gone on to become a cult classic since its release.
The original film featured a star-studded cast of Vanessa L. Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long and Mekhi Phifer, and all are expected to return for the Soul Food sequel. Director George Tillman Jr. (Barbershop 2 & 3) who got his big break in the original, will also return to direct, produce and write with Nathan Skulnik. Adding to the reunion is once power couple Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and Tracey Edmonds, who are returning as co-producers.
From 2000-2004, Showtime ran a television series based on the film that ignited the careers of Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe.
No word as of yet when the Soul Food sequel will begin production. Hopefully, it will a spawn an equally potent soundtrack as well.
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