“The Best Man” has gone down in history as one of the best Black films ever made. And, it’s one of the only films with a sequel that still tugged at our hearts 14 years after the first.
During his visit with CBS’ The Talk, Diggs mentioned that they’ve “all been in discussions with the director Malcolm Lee. I think it might end up being a TV series, maybe on a streaming platform. But the script has already been written, so we’ll see.”
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The characters are so relatable as they navigate adulthood and all of the headache and joy that comes with it. So we hope the characters keep their charm and the series continues with the storylines of each person while adding some fresh, new content.
Check out some of the film’s little known facts:
- The original title of the movie was “My Homeboy’s Wedding,” a nod to the 1997 blockbuster, “My Best Friend’s Wedding.”
- The film was Regina Hall’s feature debut. Hall portrayed Candy, the bachelor party stripper who captures the heart of Julian played by Harold Perrineau. In a Q&A at the 2018 LA Film Festival, Hall even admits that she drank a whole bottle of Alize before her audition because she was nervous and couldn’t dance.
- In 2009 Morris Chestnut, who plays Lance- the cheating football player who couldn’t handle being served what he was dishing out- admitted to Essence.com that he couldn’t imagine being in his character’s shoes.
- “The Best Man” was the feature-length directorial debut for Malcolm Lee who also happens to be the cousin of Spike Lee. Spike was also a producer of the film.
- The cast formed a true bond during the first film and remained friends for years. Sanaa Lathan once admitted that the reason the second film was such a success years later was because of the crew’s “real chemistry.”
What do you think about the hit film turning into a series? Is it a yay or nay?