Girls Trip’s ladies to attend Afrochella as the Hollywood 2017 romp returns for an exhilarating sequel in Ghana.
By Helena Olori
Fans of the 2017 hit romp, Girls Trip, are in for a surprise as the movie returns for its much anticipated sequel in West Africa’s Ghana. Acclaimed Hollywood filmmaker, Tracy Oliver, broke the news on the sideline of the on-going Sundance Film Festival.
Speaking with Variety, the co-writer of the original film said, “I do have a definitive Girls Trip 2 update, that it’s officially happening; I can say that. And while the film’s producer, Will Packer, might kill me, we’re looking to set it in Ghana,” Oliver quipped.
She added that the ladies of Girls Trip will look to attend the Afrochella festival, Ghana’s annual cultural and music festival, while at it.
Girls Trip, released in 2017 with a budget of $16million, follows the story of four lifelong friends, played by Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish, and Jada Pinkett Smith, who went on a vacation to New Orleans to attend the Essence Festival, where they embrace the fun and rekindle relationships. The movie which was directed by Malcolm D Lee, earned over $140 million in box-office worldwide.
The sequel will see the power cast united again, but with Oliver yet to submit her script for it, the production timeline is still unknown.
Meanwhile, Girls Trip star, Jada Pinkett Smith, is set to release a new docuseries, African Queens: Njinga on Netflix. The series is a fine blend of drama and documentary written by Peres Owino and Nne Nne Iwuji, and narrated by Pinkett Smith to tell the story of 17th-century warrior “Queen Njinga,” tracing her rise and reign amid family betrayal and political rivalries.
African Queens: Njinga will be released on Netflix December 22, 2023.