Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Malcolm D. Lee In Talks With Universal For Another "Best Man"

According to Deadline, after a rousing opening weekend that saw his sequel The Best Man Holiday gross over $30 million domestically, Malcolm D. Lee is negotiating a deal with Universal to write, direct and produce another installment of the hit ensemble romantic comedy. 
No word yet on locking in the ensemble cast. First, Lee has to write it. It took 14 years for Lee to come back with a sequel, but this one is going to happen much more quickly. He is rewriting to direct an untitled project for Fox Searchlight, but this clearly becomes a priority project for Universal.  The $17 million sequel had the fifth-largest opening for an R-rated romantic comedy, the second-highest opening for an urban romantic comedy and the sixth-biggest opening for an urban-themed film overall. It also received an A+ CinemaScore across all quadrants. Lee is repped by Resolution and attorney Gordon Bobb of Dell, Shaw, Monves.

Sidebar: YES! Congrats Malcolm Lee! So happy this movie did well. I saw I saw it yesterday, and all I can say is bring your tissue.  Overall I liked the First Best Man better, but I loved that I already knew these characters when I watched. More black films that are successful please. And different kinds. There is more than one way to be black.

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