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First Poster For David E. Talbert's 'Baggage Claim' (Paula Patton, Taye Diggs, Derek Luke...)

by Tambay A. Obenson
May 8, 2013 1:23 PM
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One of a few black romcoms on the horizon, here's your first official look at playwright/director David E. Talbert's rom-com, Baggage Claim.

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 August and December this year. Some actually had to be moved to early next year to avoid the competition.

The ensemble cast also includes Paula PattonTaye Diggs, Derek Luke, Trey SongzJill ScottJ ColeDjimon HounsouAdam BrodyBoris KodjoeTia MowryLala Anthony and others.

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.

Here's the poster:

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  • BluTopaz | May 9, 2013 11:51 AMReply

    I would love to know if filmmakers ever read the online convos about their movies, these comments are hilarious.

  • ADRIAN | May 9, 2013 11:10 AMReply

    Wow so many negative comments based off of the poster and here I was thinking you had to see a movie before you reviewed it.

  • Aaron | May 9, 2013 9:35 AMReply

    As much as I would like to support this film, the poster is what tells me it is going to be hot garbage because they did not take the time to even make it look interesting. I was going to check out to see Jill Scott but now that is not even going to happen. I'm cool on this, I'll pass.

  • NobodyInParticular | May 9, 2013 4:05 AMReply

    Okay, don't get me wrong, I'm a HUGE supporter of black film. Especially black directing, LOVE that because it's fairly rare. Anyway, I'll have to be honest. Talbert is best known for his plays...and we've found so easily (Much thanks to Tyler Perry) that plays don't always metriculate so well on to the big screen. A pretty good play can end up being a CORNY and badly written MOVIE. On the other hand, I do plan to see it because I absolutely adore the Man Candy that is known as TREY SONGZ (mmmm mmm mmm!) and I also want to give Talbert and his All-Star cast a chance. Jill Scott never lets me down and it IS a comedy so we shouldn't really expect depth anyway...In any case, I'm going to see it; hopefully all goes well!

  • Deborah | May 9, 2013 12:01 AMReply

    Aaarrgghhh! This sounds awful. "30 days and 30,000 miles to find a husband?!? And can anyone else see the "colorizing" going on here? It makes me...I can't. I just can't.

  • beemooree | May 8, 2013 8:50 PMReply

    LOL these comments are so funny. why are u guys against this film? is it bc taraji isnt attached anymore? lol

  • Miles Ellison | May 8, 2013 11:29 PM

    Because it has all the earmarks of hot garbage.

  • Miles Ellison | May 8, 2013 8:32 PMReply

    Matrimonial porn based on airport book carousel hack lit. Can't wait.

  • LMAO | May 8, 2013 10:51 PM


  • jeftcg | May 8, 2013 8:03 PMReply

    why why why why why why hwy hwy WHY am I still supporting black movies

  • ScriptTease | May 9, 2013 3:01 AM

    Because one day you know it will pay off. You will finally see an amazing film from an Aspiring Screenwriter who will be popping out one good film every one and a half years or less.... That is why you support black films. ;) Mark my word, it is coming!!!!!

  • kirk | May 8, 2013 6:41 PMReply

    Soul plane was already made....ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • To explain | May 8, 2013 6:09 PMReply

    This is so depressing. They didn't even try to make the poster interesting

  • Alleycat | May 8, 2013 5:32 PMReply

    I'd rather die alone at this rate.

  • michaboa | May 8, 2013 6:17 PM

    @ Alleycat, LOL.

  • Campbell | May 8, 2013 1:42 PMReply

    As with most urban fair this poster preys on the hopes, dreams, and fears of single black woman.
    Should be laugh out loud, screaming at the screen, hilarity...

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