The team behind 2017 smash hit comedy “Girls Trip” are all coming back together for a sequel that will take the women international – shifting the setting from New Orleans to Ghana in West Africa.
Writer-director-producer Tracy Oliver, who co-wrote the original and is at Sundance this week to promote the second season of Amazon Prime’s “Harlem,” and tells Variety that she has a “definitive ‘Girls Trip 2’ update. That it’s officially happening. I can say that.”
After the reveal, actor Shoniqua Shandai reportedly screamed “Afrochella!,” referring to the annual Afrochella festival, which is Ghana’s premiere cultural and music event.
Oliver confirmed that the ladies of “Girls Trip” will look to attend the festival, which has attracted prominent musical acts from the region. Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Tiffany Haddish are all expected to return.
The Malcolm D. Lee-directed first film grossed $140 million worldwide on a modest $19 million budget, launched Haddish’s screen career, and was co-written by Oliver and Kenya Barris from a story they conceived with Erica Rivinoja
It also received multiple awards and nominations from various award and critic organizations. A production timeline for the sequel is not yet known as Oliver still needs to submit her script so it is likely still a while off. No word on a potential director or any further cast at this point.