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Halle Berry & Lena Waithe Are Bringing 'Boomerang' Sequel To BET + Some Sexy Chocolate Joins 'First Wives Club'

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Boomerang is making a comeback thanks to Halle Berry and Lena Waithe, but it will not be a reboot. Get the deets on the new show, plus find out which YBF stars have joined the First Wives Club cast inside...

Don't call it a reboot! It's a sequel.

Halle Berry and Lena Waithe are teaming up to executive produce a sequel of sorts for the 1992 classic film, Boomerang. It was first reported to be a reboot, now it's being hailed as a sequel that will morph into an actual series, instead of a movie, according to Shadow & Act.

Can you believe its been 26 years since Boomerang hit theaters? The Oscar winner was featured in the film, starring opposite Eddie Murphy, and it ended up becoming her breakthrough role on the Hollywood scene. Now, the Oscar winner is looking to put her own spin on the classic with help from EMMY winning writer Lena Waithe.

“I’m thrilled to team up with Lena on this project as she is without a doubt a leading voice of her generation and a trailblazer in her own right,” Halle said in a statement. “I’m truly excited to be a part of bringing this iconic and beloved film to the small screen.”

It was initially developed as a reboot, now it's a sequel series. It's a fresh spin for the younger generation. Shadow & Act gives a quick synopsis:

The series will follow the lives of Jacqueline Boyer's (Robin Givens) son and Marcus (Eddie Murphy) and Angela Graham's (Halle Berry) daughter as they attempt to step out of their parents' shadows and make a legacy of their own.

“This is less of a reboot and more of a continuation of the original story," Lena said. "There’s no point in trying to remake a classic. It can’t be done. So we want to create something fresh that speaks to a new generation. We hope people will come to the show with an open mind and ready to embrace the new world we’ve created!"

Waithe ("The Chi") will co-write the pilot with Ben Cory Jones ("Insecure") and Dime Davis ("The Chi") will helm the piolet and will also be on board for future episodes. Jones will also serve as an executive producer and the showrunner. Busy man.

We're actually not mad at this one. Sometimes reboots can be epic fails, but putting a new spin on the movie for the next generation is a great idea. Will you be tuned in?

Speaking of movies turned into series...

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"First Wives Club" just added some sexy chocolate to the cast.

Malik Yoba ("Empire"), RonReaco Lee ("Survivor's Remorse") and Mark Tallman ("Single Ladies") will be joining Jill Scott, Ryan Michelle Bathe and Michelle Buteau for the First Wives Club reboot. The 10-episode series will be a remake of the 1966 classic movie, First Wives Club. And Girls Trip co-writer Tracy Oliver is working her magic behind-the-scenes on the project in collaboration with Paramount Television.

Here's the breakdown of the men's characters (via Deadline):

Tallman will play David, Ari’s husband, a very driven politician running for the Senate whose ambition and ego often come before his wife and family.

Lee is Gary, Bree’s college-sweetheart husband, a dedicated teacher and father whose infidelity will prove to be a challenge for their marriage.

Yoba will portray Derrick, Hazel’s unfaithful music-mogul husband who is very entangled in her career.

 

Filming starts in New York City this fall to prepare for a 2019 premiere. "First Wives Club" will kick off Paramount Network’s new Thursday dramedy night in January.

Nice! We were already here for it.

 

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