Terry McMiliian’s long anticipated follow-up to her bestselling 1992 Waiting to Exhale novel, Getting to Happy, is available on bookshelves everywhere. Now the brilliant writer, and favorite aunt in our head, confirms that her new literary offering will indeed have a film adaptation, giving the popular “Waiting to Exhale” movie a sequel.
Getting to Happy has been optioned by the 20th Century Fox production team behind the “Waiting to Exhale” blockbuster that starred Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine, and Lela Rochon.
McMillian reveals that she has already finished the script and shooting could be begin as early as next year. What’s even more exciting is that the famed writer dishes that the film will likely have the same cast, three already confirmed!
But we have to say, we hope Tyler Perry doesn’t have a hand in it. Not to be hateful or hyper-critical at all, but it seems like no Black movie has been made here lately that hasn’t in some way been shaped, produced, or directed by the busy rags to riches power player. It would be kind of awesome if some other Black person could interpret the experiences of Black women in America on film . . . maybe umm . . . well . . . a Black woman?
At the end of the day, we’re overjoyed to see where Savannah, Bernadine, Gloria and Robin left off. And it’s also likely that no matter who’s in the director’s chair *coughs out the original director Forest Whitaker* we’ll be the first in line to buy our movie tickets.
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