A little over 20 years after the premiere of the cult classic film Love Jones, Larenz Tate says he’s tired of answering questions about a sequel to the film.
The actor recently spoke with AL.com about the opportunity to create a modern-day version of the movie.
“It would be hard for us to catch lightning in the bottle twice,” he said. “Nia [Long] and I have been trying to figure out what that would look like. But we feel like we should do something, but something different. TV show, movies that could be a franchise — we’ve discussed everything. We talked about all kinds of stuff because we know what Love Jones meant, we know what those characters meant, and we know what the message and the story meant to us. And we don’t want to disrupt that, we don’t want to shake that up, and do something that doesn’t live up to our expectations of our audience would want from us.”
Although Tate feels as though the story of Love Jones is a great Black love movie, he is actually looking to reprise his role as Quincy Jones in Ray.
“He’s at the top of my list,” Tate stated.
He is mainly focusing his interest on Black biopics that aren’t focused on entertainers or musicians.
“For me, I’d like to do stories about historical figures that we don’t realize have had an impact on us today,” Tate explained. “If I can be a part of telling that story as an actor or producer, I would love that opportunity.”