The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Oscar nominee Angela Bassett
will join the cast of Salim Akil
's Jumping the Broom
. The film includes Paula Patton
, Loretta Devine
and Laz Alonso
. According to The Hollywood Reporter:
"Broom" revolves around the clash of two black families from opposite ends of the socioeconomic spectrum meeting for the first time during a weekend wedding in Martha's Vineyard.
Bassett will play Patton's mother, an heiress and a pillar of the Washington elite. Miller plays Patton's cousin, a senior at Yale. Alonso will play Patton's love interest. Shooting begins in early summer in Nova Scotia.
Black romantic comedies haven't had a good run at the box office lately even with some heavy star power. Hopefully, Jumping the Broom
can end the streak!