Soul Food fans, we have some great news! A sequel of the popular 1997 ensemble film is currently being made. Titled More Soul Food, the project will be written by George Tillman Jr., who was behind the original.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, along with Nathan Skulnik, Tillman Jr. will produce More Soul Food through his company, Tillman's State Street Pictures. Tracey and Babyface Edmonds are also set to produce.
The original film, which starred Vanessa Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long, Michael Beach and Mekhi Phifer, was based on the story of a close-knit African-American family who had a tradition of gathering for big Sunday dinners. Things started to fall apart after the matriarch of the family passed away.
More Soul Food will pick up years later, focusing on the millennial generation of the Joseph family. The Hollywood Reporter's synopsis on the project states, "in the age of cell phones and social media, the once-close clan finds themselves disconnected and, without the guidance of the elders who have always held things together, they struggle to rediscover the importance of tradition and family."
More Soul Food is being produced through Fox 2000.
Watch Soul Food original cast member Mekhi Phifer discuss one of his most recent movie roles in the Wendy Williams interview clip below:
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