Girls Trip 2 Is Happening! Sequel to 2017 Comedy 'Underway,' Producer Reveals: 'The Ladies Are In'

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Girls Trip Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish, Regina Hall
Girls Trip Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish, Regina Hall

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Girls Trip 2 is officially happening!

While on Good Morning America discussing the upcoming Oscars ceremony Friday, producer Will Packer announced that a sequel to the hit 2017 comedy is "underway." The original film starred Queen Latifah, Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish.

"Can't we all use a post-pandemic trip, my friend? I think that the time is actually right, and this is something that I will tell you and break right now at GMA: the Girls Trip 2 sequel, we are underway," Packer told host Michael Strahan during the broadcast.

"We are absolutely in the stages, the ladies are in, I just talked to the director," he added.

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Girls Trip Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish, Regina Hall
Girls Trip Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish, Regina Hall

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Explained Packer, "We are underway with Girls Trip 2, and now it's just about what kind of trip do we take, right? Post-pandemic with all our favorite crazy ladies, what do we do with them? That's what we got to figure out."

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Back in March 2020, Haddish revealed that she and her "Flossy Posse" costars had met via Zoom to brainstorm a potential Girls Trip sequel together. Before that, in May 2019, Latifah expressed interest in a followup movie while on People Now at the time: "Everybody's in, Everybody's down for No. 2 … so we're just waiting for a script."

She had ideas for where the friend group could travel this time (the first was set in New Orleans). "I've been throwing Rio [de Janeiro] from the beginning … definitely down with South Africa too," Latifah said of bringing their antics overseas.