Universal Pictures has started the process of making The Best Man 2, which is a sequel to the original hit 1999 film. The studio has hired Malcolm D. Lee to write, direct and produce the new movie. Lee was picked mostly because he wrote and directed the original.
The Best Man is about Harper Stewart (Taye Diggs), a young man who is about to hit the big time with his debut novel, entitled Unfinished Business. Things get complicated when Stewart confesses to sleeping with his best friend Lance’s (Morris Chestnut) fiance in the book. Lance reads the book the night of his bachelor party and all hell breaks loose.
The original received mostly positive reviews from audiences and critics and grossed over 34 million dollars. The idea for the new movie came at a reunion dinner with the original cast members. At the event, most of the cast members verbally agreed to participate in the upcoming film.