Who’s ready for the holidays? On Jan. 23, “Girls Trip” writer-producer-director Tracy Oliver confirmed “Girls Trip 2” was happening in a new interview with Variety. The news comes a year after producer Will Packer confirmed to “Good Morning America” that the sequel was in its early stages.
In her interview, Oliver teased that she had a “definitive ‘Girls Trip 2’ update: that it’s officially happening. I can tell.” She went on to tease that while Packer “might kill me, we’re looking to put him in Ghana.”
The multi-hyphenated writer was at Sundance promoting the second season of her Starz series “Harlem,” and one of the show’s stars made a suggestion about what could bring women to East Africa. West. Shoniqua Shandai shouted, “Afrochella!” Which would be perfect, since the first “Girls Trip” was about friends going to the Essence Festival in New Orleans.
The news marks the first official confirmation that work on the sequel to the hit 2017 film is underway. In 2022, Packer revealed that discussions were underway about what kind of trip the women could take the second time around. “We’re absolutely in the early stages, the ladies are here, I just spoke to the director,” he told “GMA” co-anchor Michael Strahan. “We’re releasing ‘Girls Trip 2’, and now it’s all about what kind of trip are we going to take, right? After the pandemic with all of our favorite madwomen, what is it? what do we do with it?”
Fans of the 2017 comedy will remember that it followed the wild adventures of longtime friends Ryan (Regina Hall), Lisa (Jada Pinkett Smith), Sasha (Queen Latifah) and Dina (Tiffany Haddish) at the festival annual Essence in New Orleans. . Details regarding the women’s suite are still scarce at this stage, but Queen Latifah has long been in favor of the quartet taking their wild antics overseas.
“I launched Rio [de Janeiro] From the beginning . . . definitely with South Africa too,” she told People in 2019. If the Ghana setting works, then it looks like Queen Latifah’s dreams of a “Girls Trip” abroad will come true after everything.