Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith Joining Regina Hall in 'Girl Trip'

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Queen Latifah (left), Jada Pinkett Smith

Will Packer will produce the feature, written by 'Black-ish' creator Kenya Barris and 'Barbershop: The Next Cut' scribe Tracy Oliver.

Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith are ready for a Girl Trip.

The actresses are in final negotiations to join Regina Hall in super producer Will Packer's next feature for Universal. 

Girl Trip follows four best friends who travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, where friendships are rekindled and wild sides are revealed.

Best Man Holiday helmer Malcolm D. Lee will direct from a screenplay by Barbershop: The Next Cut scribe Tracy Oliver and Black-ish creator Kenya Barris.

James Lopez, head of motion pictures for Will Packer Productions, will executive produce, while Sara Scott will oversee the project on behalf of Universal.

Girl Trip has been dated for a July 21, 2017, release. 

Latifah and Pinkett Smith have previously appeared onscreen together in an early-career F. Gary Gray film, the cult bank-robber movie Set It Off. 

Latifah will next be seen in the Lee Daniels-directed TV movie Star and will lend her voice to the next installment in the Ice Age film franchise, Collision Course. She is repped by CAA, Principato-Young and Eisenberg Tanchum.

Pinkett Smith will next be seen in the upcoming comedy Bad Moms. She is repped by Paradigm, Overbrooks and Sloane Offer. 

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