The writer/director went on to helm the hip hop-centered romantic comedy Brown Sugar. He'd also co-wrote the screenplay for Talk to Me, starring Don Cheadle. His career continued to soar, with him working on 2010's Our Family Wedding, which starred Forest Whitaker, America Ferrera and Lance Gross. His most recent film, 2015's Dope, also starring Whitaker, Chanel Iman, Kimberly Elise and more, went on to become a critically acclaimed favorite by the writer.
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