Following its impressive $30 million haul during its opening weekend, Universal Pictures is moving forward with a sequel to The Best Man Holiday. Malcolm D. Lee, who wrote and directed both the 1999 original The Best Man and the sequel, is in negotiations to write, direct and produce this follow-up, with Sean Daniel in talks to produce.
It isn't immediately clear if any members of the ensemble cast are returning, such as Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long, Harold Perrineau, Monica Calhoun and Melissa De Sousa. The story followed these longtime friends reuniting over the Christmas holidays, as both old rivalries and romances are ignited once again.
The Best Man Holiday was produced on just a $17 million production budget, and this untitled follow-up is said to be a high priority at the studio. The Best Man Holiday's opening weekend was the fifth largest opening for an R-rated romantic comedy, the second highest opening for an urban romantic comedy, and sixth biggest opening for any urban themed film.