In a Summer film season mostly defined by stories of woe, one smaller film bucked the trend and became a sleeper hit – “Girls Trip”.
The Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall, and Tiffany Haddish-led comedy was made for just $19 million, but has proven to have legs and has earned $105 million at the domestic box office.
Now, speaking with Vulture, producer Will Packer has confirmed that a sequel is already in the works even though no-one is signed just yet:
“We’re definitely talking about it. The only thing harder than opening a studio comedy today is opening a studio comedy sequel. [Laughs.] That’s the next challenge. I love our team. If anybody can do it, we can do it. It’s still a little early – the movie is still in theaters – but it’s something we’ve all thought about.”
As part of the same interview, Packer revealed that there were conversations at Universal about a potential ‘broader version’ of the film. He pushed back, saying: ‘we can do this with these actors, because that’s the most authentic version of the movie.’ They ultimately agreed with him.
“Girls Trip” comes to home video on October 17th.