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US Movie Sequel Set for Ghana Filming

The cast of "Girls Trip"
The cast of "Girls Trip"

U.S. box office hit movie “Girls Trip” which grossed over $140 million worldwide, is set to produce a sequel which according to its director and producer Tracy Oliver, will be filmed in Ghana.

In an exclusive sit down with Variety Studio, a media outlet focused on providing the latest Hollywood related news, Tracy Oliver, the writer, director, and producer of the 2017 hit movie “Girls Trip” announced a sequel which will witness a reunion of multi-award-winning actors Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Tiffany Haddish.

Oliver broke the news while in attendance of the Audible at Sundance Film Festival where she was promoting the second season of her Amazon Prime Video series “Harlem.”

“It’s officially happening. I can say that” said Oliver referring to the production of the sequel and added that film producer Will Packer “might kill me, we’re looking to set it in Ghana.”

Shoniqua Shandai, one of Oliver’s stars on “Harlem” screamed “Afrochella!” soon after the producers’ announcement as she expressed excitement for the annual Afrochella festival which is held in Ghana and has drawn the attention of renowned African artists such as Shatta Wale, with the mandate of promoting film, music, and culture from the continent.

Oliver says a production timeline for “Girls Trip 2” is unknown because she still needs to submit her script, however the cast of the original movie will be in attendance of the Ghana’s premier festival.

Experts report that “Girls Trip” was a significant box office hit that grossed over $140 million worldwide despite its modest $16 million budget for production and added that the movie was responsible for launching actors such as Tiffany Haddish into stardom.

This article was generated using information from Variety Studio. Watch the full interview with Oliver below.