Girl Trip

Girl Trip
Directed by Malcolm D. Lee
Produced by Will Packer
Written by
  • Kenya Barris
  • Tracy Oliver
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release dates
  • July 21, 2017 (2017-07-21)
Country United States
Language English
Budget $28 million[1]

Girl Trip is an upcoming romantic comedy film directed by Malcolm D. Lee. The film stars Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Larenz Tate and Mike Colter and produced by Will Packer. The film is scheduled to be release on July 21, 2017 by Universal Pictures.


The film tells the story of four lifelong friends who travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Music Festival, where sisterhoods are rekindled and wild sides are rediscovered.[2][3]



In February 2014, Universal announced that director Malcolm D. Lee and producer Will Packer would be collaborating on an upcoming film tentatively titled Girls Trip[6] with South Park writer Erica Rivinoja attached to write the script.[7] In May 2016, Universal set a release date of August 11, 2017 for the film.[8] It was also reported that Regina Hall would star in the film and Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver were rewriting the script.[9] Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith joined the cast in early June 2016[10] with Larenz Tate joining the cast later that month.[11] The film's release date was pushed up to July 21, 2017[12] as principal photography began in late June 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana[3] and included filming at the 2016 Essence Music Festival.


  1. "Girl Trip Budget Info". Louisiana Economic Development. May 2, 2016. Retrieved August 25, 2016.
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  5. Mike Colter; Luke Cage (September 30, 2016). "Mike Colter Interview With The Breakfast Club (9-30-16)". The Breakfast Club (Radio program). Interview with DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne Tha God. New York City. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  6. Dominique Hobdy (2014-02-25). "Malcom D. Lee and Will Packer Team Up for New Movie 'Girls Trip'". Retrieved 2015-06-08.
  7. Jeff Sneider (2014-03-19). "'South Park' Writer to Take 'Girl's Trip' With Malcolm D. Lee, Universal". Retrieved 2015-06-08.
  8. Dave McNary (2015-06-22). "Will Packer Sets Female Comedy at Universal". Variety. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  9. Busch, Anita (2016-05-13). "Regina Hall To Star In Will Packer's Untitled 'Girl Trip' Film At Uni". Deadline. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  10. Mike Scott, (2016-06-06). "Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith in talks for NOLA-shot 'Girl Trip,' THR reports". Retrieved 2016-07-06.
  11. Dave McNary (2016-06-24). "Mike Colter, Larenz Tate in Queen Latifah's 'Girl Trip'". Variety. Retrieved 2016-07-06.

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