Casting News: What's Next for Nia Long and Sanaa Lathan?

Casting News: What's Next for Nia Long and Sanaa Lathan?

The rom-com veterans head back to the big screen.

Published June 18, 2015

Nia Long and Sanaa Lathan are ready to serve it up again on the big screen. The actresses, who are scheduled to co-star in The Best Man Wedding, have each signed on for exciting new projects that will hit theaters next year.

The newly-engaged Long will co-star opposite Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key in the comedy Keanu, reports. The film centers around a group of friends who plot to retrieve a stolen cat by pretending to be drug dealers for a street gang. Nia Long will play the wife of Key’s character. Will Forte and Method Man also co-star. 

Meanwhile, Lathan will star in and executive produce the movie adaptation of Omar Tyree’s Flyy Girl book trilogy for Lionsgate, Variety reports. Lathan will play Tracy Ellison, a successful businesswoman and workaholic who believes that money is always the key to happiness. 

“So many people have grown up on this series and I’m looking forward to bringing Tracy Ellison’s story to life through film,” Lathan says. “It’s my hope to continue to help bring diverse stories to the big screen.”

We can't wait to see these two beauties on the big screen — together, and in their individual projects — next year! In the meantime, check out our interview with Long, Lathan and their The Best Man Holiday co-star Taye Diggs (lucky guy!) below: is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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