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Universal Announces 2016 Date for ‘The Best Man’ Threequel

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Pictured (from l. to r.) Regina Hall, Harold Perrineau, Sanaa Lathan, Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Terrence Howard, Melissa De Sousa, Monica Calhoun, and Morris Chestnut.

Malcolm D. Lee is back to write and direct the third film in the series, which Universal has titled and slated for April 15, 2016.The studio says the ensemble cast is returning for The Best Man Wedding, which features the group getting back together for a most unexpected nuptials.

The previous film in the franchise, $17 million sequel The Best Man Holiday, was a hit right out of the gate, scoring a $30 million opening in November. It was the fifth-largest bow for an R-rated romantic comedy, the second-highest for an urban romantic comedy and the sixth-biggest for an urban-themed film overall. It also received an A+ CinemaScore across all quadrants.

Best Man Holiday and 1999′s The Best Man starred Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long, Harold Perrineau, Monica Calhoun and Melissa De Sousa. Sean Daniel also is returning to produce the threequel, which has the release date to itself for now.

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