'Keanu' Actress Joins Universal's Comedy 'Girl Trip' (Exclusive)

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Tiffany Haddish

Tiffany Haddish joins Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Regina Hall in the film, which Will Packer is producing.

Tiffany Haddish is packing her bags to head out on a Girl Trip.

The actress, most recently seen in comedy Keanu, will join Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Regina Hall in Universal's new comedy.

The four actresses will star in Girl Trip as lifelong friends who travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival. There, sisterhoods are rekindled and wild sides are rediscovered — along with plenty of dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing.

Girl Trip, set for release on July 21, 2017, was written by Kenya Barris (the creator of the hit comedy Black-ish) and Tracy Oliver. 

Barbershop: The Next Cut helmer Malcolm D. Lee. is directing the film that will be produced by Will Packer via his Will Packer Productions banner. James Lopez, head of motion pictures for Will Packer Productions, will executive produce. Sara Scott is overseeing the project for Universal.

Haddish landed in the entertainment industry in an unique way. When she was a child, she was in foster care in South Central Los Angeles. Her social worker enrolled her in the Laugh Factory Comedy Camp for children, where she found standup.

The comedienne recently played Hi-C in New Line’s recent comedy Keanu, starring Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. She currently stars alongside Jerrod Carmichael, David Alan Grier and Loretta Devine in NBC’s The Carmichael Show, which was recently picked up for a third season.  She also stars on OWN's soap If Loving You Is Wrong, and her other TV credits include Kevin Hart’s BET show Real Husbands of Hollywood and FOX’s New Girl. Haddish is represented by APA, Principato-Young and Del Shaw.


 

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