By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act April 17, 2013 at 10:41AM
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 27, 2013, 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 Patton, Octavia Spencer, Taye Diggs, Trey Songz, Jill Scott, J Cole, Djimon Hounsou, Adam Brody, Morris Chestnut, Lauren London, Tia 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.