Coming Soon: A Second Serving of ‘Soul Food’
Soul Food falls in line with the long list of 90s classics.
The George Tillman Jr. directed feature film brought together an ensemble of complex and comedic characters — Vanessa L. Williams, Mekhi Phifer, and Nia Long, to name a few, and depicted an accurate account of what family means through all the struggles, transitions, laughs and moments where unity is the only answer.
Everyone could identify with the “Joseph” family to some extent.
Following the film, which grossed $43.7 million, Showtime adapted the story line for television. The breakout cast included Nicole Ari Parker, Malinda Williams and Boris Kodjoe, along with Melrose Place actress, Vanessa Williams. The show had a successful four-season run.
Now, eighteen years later, Tillman along with Nathan Skulnik is crafting the script to deliver More Soul Food. Tracey and Babyface Edmonds will serve as producers in partnership with Tillman’s State Street Pictures.
The sequel will follow the millennial Joseph generation as they navigate life, reports the Hollywood Reporter.
Information regarding casting has not been released yet.