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Derek Luke & Christina Milian In First Image From David E. Talbert's 'Baggage Claim'

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by Tambay A. Obenson
April 17, 2013 10:41 AM
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I suppose we could call this a "first look" at the movie, even though it isn't much. 

Christina Milian who co-stars in playwright/director David E. Talbert's rom-com, Baggage Claim, posted the above photo on Instagram last night, with the caption:

#sneakpeak ScreenShot of Derek Luke and me in the movie #BaggageClaim with #PaulaPatton starring. Sept 27th release! I'm excited, the movie is super cute! #romamticcomedy #movie #derekluke

Lots of hashtags there. 

Fox Searchlight moved the film's release date up by a month to September 272013, in what will be one of the most crowded fall seasons in black cinema history, given the number of black films scheduled to open between September and December this year. Some actually had to be moved to early next year to avoid the competition.

The ensemble cast also includes (in addition to Milian and Derek Luke) Paula PattonOctavia SpencerTaye Diggs, Trey SongzJill ScottJ ColeDjimon HounsouAdam BrodyMorris ChestnutLauren LondonTia Mowry and Terrence J.

Based on Talbert's best-selling debut novel about a flight attendant with thirty days and thirty thousand miles to find a husband, the synopsis for Baggage Claim reads:

Pledging to keep herself from being the oldest and the only woman in her entire family never to wed, Montana embarks on a thirty-day, thirty-thousand-mile expedition to charm a potential suitor into becoming her fiancé. Whom will she choose? Damon Diesel, a P. Diddy wannabe; Reverend Curtis P. Merewether, pastor of Greater House of Deliverance, Tabernacle of Praise, Worship, and Miracles; pompous attorney-turned-councilman Langston Jefferson Battle III; or Quinton Jamison, a multimillionaire who's twenty years her senior?

Patton leads the ensemble cast, starring as our husband-seeking flight attendant.

This will be Talbert's first theatrically-released film since 2008's First Sunday.

Now we wait to see that first trailer for Baggage Claim.

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9 Comments

  • dee | April 18, 2013 11:45 AMReply

    Sometimes a over abundance of actors can only mean one thing... a FLOP! I do like rom -coms, but, I will have to decide by September If I am willing to check it out.

  • D.C. Kirkwood | April 17, 2013 10:41 PMReply

    Derek Luke give me a break. Ill pass. He's an okay actor but he's very boring and lacks screen presence. He has zero sex appeal. Next!!!

  • Beemooree | April 17, 2013 8:45 PMReply

    There's also a still of paula and Derek out and 1 of Lauren and paula and Tia. I'm a fan of paula,Lauren and mowry however it seems like its a lot of untalented ppl in this film. (Musical artist)

  • Beemooree | April 17, 2013 8:44 PMReply

    There's also a still of paula and Derek out and 1 of Lauren and paula and Tia. I'm a fan of paula,Lauren and mowry however it seems like its a lot of untalented ppl in this film. (Musical artist)

  • Amanda | April 17, 2013 6:06 PMReply

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzz seems like this movie has all of the black actor rejects who couldn't make it to stardom.

  • ALM | April 17, 2013 4:40 PMReply

    It would have been nice to see Octavia in a role like this instead of playing the supporting role. Hollywood pretends as if everyone who actively dates is a size 2.

  • sarah | April 17, 2013 3:36 PMReply

    I meant Boris Kodjoe

  • Sarah | April 17, 2013 3:35 PMReply

    Morris Chestnut is not in the film. That role went to Boris Chestnut. I see a lot of black people, but I still don't see any actors.

    I hated the book b/c it was just another portrayal of a black woman desperate for a man.

    I personally want to support Paula Patton but not in roles like this. She's talented in the right framework, but black cinema is not her niche.

    Throw in a guaranteed flawed script, no real acting talent to bounce off of, so I see another bland, annoying, subpar performance from her i.e. Jumping the Broom part deux.

  • donnadara | April 17, 2013 11:11 AMReply

    I loved the book, but this movie seems to be a bit heavy on singers/rappers/whatever Terrence J. is, turned actors. I hope the movie is not heavy on weak performances.

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