Girls Trip screenwriter says sequel is “officially happening” and may be set in Ghana

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Tiffany Haddish, Queen Latifah, Regina Hall and Jada Pinkett Smith can expect another girls trip soon!

During the Sundance Film Festival over the weekend, girls trip co-screenwriter Tracy Oliver provided a “final Girls trip 2 update” to Variety while promoting her Prime Video series Haarlem.

“That it’s officially happening,” Oliver told the outlet of her update on the highly anticipated 2017 road trip comedy sequel. “I can say that.”

“Nobody else knows this and [producer] Will Packer might kill me, but we’re trying to play it in Ghana,” the writer-producer-director added during the conversation, making Haarlem star Shoniqua Shandai to perform “Afrochella!” in reference to Ghana’s annual Afrochella music festival, which Oliver said will occur Girls trip 2according to Variety.

“It’s definitely coming,” Oliver added when asked if her script for the sequel is finished yet.

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The writer said during her conversation with that she still has “more to write” for the project Variety.

In January 2022, producer Packer first announced that a sequel to the 2017 hit comedy was “in the works” during an appearance on Good morning America.

“Can’t we all use a post-pandemic trip, my friend? I think the time is right, and this is something I’ll tell you and now break on GMA: the Girls trip 2 sequel, we’re on our way,” Packer told host Michael Strahan during the broadcast at the time.

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“We are definitely in the stages, the ladies are in, I just spoke to the director,” he added.

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At the time, Packer said “now it’s about what kind of journey we’re on” with the characters from the original film – though it seems Oliver has now mastered that part of the sequel.

“Post-pandemic with all our favorite crazy ladies, what do we do with it?” Packer told me GMA last year. “That’s what we need to figure out.”

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In March 2020, Haddish revealed that she and her “Flossy Posse” costars had met via Zoom to brainstorm a possible girls trip continue together. Before that, in May 2019, Latifah expressed interest in a sequel film while he was at it People now at the time: “Everybody’s in, Everyone’s down for No. 2 … so we’re just waiting for a script.”

She had ideas for where the group of friends might travel this time (the first was set in New Orleans). “I threw Rio [de Janeiro] from the start…definitely with South Africa too,” Latifah said of taking their antics overseas.

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