The Best Man Sequel Slated for Christmas Release

Long-awaited follow-up starts shooting in April, star Nia Long confirms.

Posted: 02/15/2013 09:00 AM EST
Taye Diggs, Nia Long, The Best Man

Here's a Valentine's Day gift for fans of The Best Man: the classic romantic comedy is finally getting a sequel!

Fourteen years after the release of the original film, starring Taye Diggs as an up-and-coming author caught between his old flame (Nia Long) and his current love (Sanaa Lathan), Long confirms that a sequel is in the works and slated for a Christmas release.

"I’m getting ready to play Jordan Armstrong again," the actress tells Urban Daily, referring to her cult favorite character of a romantically complex book publisher. "We start [shooting] in April, so I’m excited to relive Jordan. She’s very feisty, very organized, and knows what she wants. She’s all about business. But I think you’re going to see her find her heart in the sequel. That’s her big challenge."

No word yet on how many from the original ensemble cast, which also included Morris Chestnut, Terrence Howard and Regina Hall, will be returning for the long-awaited sequel.

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