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Forest Whitaker Directing And Whole Cast Returning For "Waiting To Exhale" Sequel

Shadow and Act By Cynthia Reid | Shadow and Act May 5, 2011 at 10:18AM

If you've been anxiously waiting to hear a confirmation about a Waiting To Exhale sequel, your wait is over! S&A told you in the past that Getting Happy, Terry McMillan's follow up book, was on the road to becoming a film. Angela Bassett even spoke about the project being in the works. Well on the CBS show The Talk today, she revealed that everyone from the original cast is on board and Forest Whitaker will direct.
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If you've been anxiously waiting to hear a confirmation about a Waiting To Exhale sequel, your wait is over! S&A told you in the past that Getting Happy, Terry McMillan's follow up book, was on the road to becoming a film. Angela Bassett even spoke about the project being in the works. Well on the CBS show The Talk today, she revealed that everyone from the original cast is on board and Forest Whitaker will direct.

"She (McMillan) wrote Getting to Happy and she's written the screenplay... Loretta, Lela, Whitney, Forest. Forest is working on the script now, " she said.

The 1995 film Waiting To Exhale was an enormous commercial success making over $81 million. Critics gave it mixed to negative reviews but the film prevailed despite that.

So in addition to Bassett, we'll get to see Lela Rochon, Loretta Devine and Whitney Houston once again. Get the tissues ready!

Watch the video clip below:

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