A 'Girls Trip' Sequel Is Finally Happening

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The Girls Trip crew is back together again.

During a live panel event at this year's Sundance Film Festival, director, producer, and screenwriter Tracy Oliver confirmed the long-awaited news that a sequel for the 2017 hit film Girls Trip is indeed in the early stages of production. Per Oliver, the original cast—Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Regina Hall, and Tiffany Haddish—is set to return for the sequel, which will take place overseas in West Africa.

"It's officially happening. I can say that," Oliver shared during the panel discussion for her Prime Video series, Harlem, per Variety. "[Producer Will Packer] might kill me, [but] we're looking to set it in Ghana."

Though Oliver didn't confirm what exactly is sending the foursome abroad, Harlem actress Shoniqua Shandai offered a hint, squealing, "Afrochella!" One of the country's most popular international music festivals, the event has enlisted massive global musicians such as Burna Boy, Stonebwoy, and Shatte Wale.

In the original Girls Trip, the women head to New Orleans for the city's famous Essence Fest, with cameos from Diddy, Ne-Yo, and New Edition.

The first film was a box-office hit and grossed more than $140 million globally on just a $16 million budget. Malcolm D. Lee directed the comedy, while it was produced by Packer and co-written by Oliver and Kenya Barris (Blackish, #BlackAF, You People).

The core cast has yet to comment on the sequel news, but watch this space for more updates as they come.

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