Everyone’s favorite ‘Flossy Posse’ is gearing up to take on Ghana. Girls Trip writer, director, and producer, Tracy Oliver, confirmed that the sequel is “officially happening.”
With all four of the main characters on board for the sequel, Oliver is excited. She shared in an exclusive interview with Variety that production hopes to set the sequel at the popular Afrochella fest. However, she did admit that producer Will Packer “might kill me” for giving out that tidbit of information on the movie’s possible location. Oliver also admitted that a production timeline is unknown as the script has not yet been submitted.
Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish, and Jada Pinkett-Smith have made it known that they are interested in doing a sequel. Back in 2020 they joined for an episode of Pinkett-Smith’s Facebook Live series Red Table Talk. During the episode, Hall shared “We’re all down, we just want to make sure it’s amazing.”
The Original Girls Trip Film
The original 2017 movie grossed $140 million worldwide on a $16 million budget. Malcolm D. Lee directed the project. Co-written by Oliver and Kenya Barris, Packer produced the film. The idea originated from a story Barris and Oliver conceived with Erica Rivinoja. The quartet took to the streets of New Orleans to attend the Essence Music Festival. They learned about a very interesting trick to do with grapefruit and even peed while hanging from a zipline. The movie’s success came from its ability to portray friendships between Black women on screen in such a candid way.
Oliver is pumping out projects. Aside from the Girls Trip sequel, BET’s The First Wives Club creator is preparing for her next series to release. The second season of her Prime Video series Harlem drops on the streamer February 3rd. This all comes off the heels of her horror comedy The Blackening seeing major success at its TIFF premiere last September.