Two years after parting ways with Showtime with the end of House of Lies, Don Cheadle is returning to the network with a new comedy series. The new series is called Black Monday, and has been ordered by Showtime for a 2019 series premiere.
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In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- Lethal Weapon 5 is close to being a real thing
- The Halloween reboot gets a new leading lady
- Regina Hall joins the sequel to Shaft
- A new poster for The Strangers: Prey at Night
- Kingsman 3 apparently already in the works
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With Snatched hitting theaters this past weekend, studios threw out new trailers for some of their upcoming comedies that are being geared towards female audiences. Rough Night debuted a new trailer last week, and now a new trailer for what could easily be a companion comedy has arrived.
Girls Night follows Regina Hall (About Last Night), Queen Latifah (Chicago), Jada Pinkett Smith (Bad Moms) and Tiffany Haddish (Keanu) as four longtime friends who get together for a weekend getaway down in New Orleans for the Essence Festival. However, unlike Rough Night, there doesn’t seem to be a dead body involved, though there are definitely some drugs, raunchy humor and plenty of bonding.
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Posted on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 by Angie Han
Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Tiffany Haddish are planning a party vacation to remember in Girls Trip, and you know what that means: things are about to go hilariously, horribly awry. That’s just how these kind of trips go in the movies. But the first trailer doesn’t dwell on the misadventures and hangovers we know are coming. Instead, it highlights the lovable cast and offers a taste of the great times to come. Check out the Girls Trip teaser below.
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Posted on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 by Angie Han
A cappella fans are going to be left waiting a little bit longer for the Barden Bellas’ encore. Universal Pictures has delayed Pitch Perfect 3 by five months, moving it from summer 2017 to holiday 2017. That turns out to be good news for Regina Hall‘s new comedy Girl Trip, which will now take over Pitch Perfect 3‘s old spot.
Meanwhile over at Focus Features, Colin Trevorrow‘s follow-up to Jurassic World, Book of Henry, is now set to open this fall. Get details on the new Pitch Perfect 3 release date and more below. Read More »
Screen Gems likes being in the Morris Chestnut business. Back in 2014, the actor signed a three-picture deal with Sony’s Screen Gems. Their last picture headlined by Chestnut, The Perfect Guy, made close to $60 million at the box office, which isn’t too shabby for a movie that cost $12 million. Understandably, the studio wants this collaboration to keep going. Their newest thriller, When the Bough Breaks, is both executive produced by and stars Chestnut.
Watch the When the Bough Breaks trailer below.
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Posted on Monday, January 18th, 2016 by Angie Han
For a few years in the 2000s, the Barbershop franchise was a pretty big deal. The first film, released in 2002, was warmly received and made back many times its budget. Naturally, a sequel followed in 2004, and then a spinoff (Beauty Shop) and a TV show in 2005. The series sputtered out after that, but because we live in a universe where no franchise ever really stays dead anymore, it’s back this year with a mix of familiar and new faces.
Ice Cube returns as Calvin, who still runs his eponymous barbershop in the South Side of Chicago. The business has expanded to include a beauty shop within its walls, but the neighborhood outside the store has changed even more, and not for the better. Calvin and his friends — including those played by Common, Regina Hall, Anthony Anderson, Lamorne Morris, Eve, and Nicki Minaj — must come together to save the neighborhood. Watch the new Barbershop: The Next Cut trailer after the jump. Read More »
By the time Barbershop 3: The Next Cut hits theaters, it will have been 12 years since the previous comedy sequel hit theaters, and 11 years since the spin-off Beauty Shop with Queen Latifah arrived. But the new sequel aims to combine both worlds (kinda), and has them teaming up to fight the increasing presence of gang violence on the streets of Chicago and around the barbershop itself.
Honestly, I’m a little surprised that what started as harmless comedy franchise is tackling a pretty serious issue. But as you’ll see in the first Barbershop 3 trailer, this isn’t like Spike Lee’s Chi-raq, and there is still plenty of lighthearted comedy to be had. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 by Angie Han
After knocking it out of the park with What We Do in the Shadows earlier this year, Jemaine Clement is back at bat with People, Places, Things. The Sundance romcom stars Clement as a graphic novelist, professor, and father in Brooklyn. (Don’t worry, he gets to retain his cute Kiwi accent.)
He’s still reeling from his last breakup when one of his students (Jessica Williams) sets him up with her mom (Regina Hall). Things seem to unfold in that familiar quirky-cute Sundance way after that. Watch the People Places Things trailer after the jump. Read More »
It’s time for another edition of Sequel Bits, this time with casting updates, an interview and updates on developing sequels. After the jump, here’s what we’ve got for you to check out:
- Nathan Lee Graham is coming back for Zoolander 2
- Sean Astin gives an update on Goonies 2
- Regina Hall & Nicki Minaj join the cast of Barbershop 3
- Paul Feig talks a bit more about his Ghostbusters reboot
- Ben Whishaw hints at a sequel to Paddington
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