John Singleton Says His Next Film Will Be "A Crazy, Dysfunctional Love Story Set In The Hood"

by Tambay A. Obenson
November 14, 2011 12:22 PM
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Alright... so we know that John Singleton is planning to reunite Taraji P. Henson and Tyrese Gibson in a new film, since they were last paired up in his 2001 drama Baby Boy; although, as has already been noted, this upcoming new film is NOT a sequel to Baby Boy, and neither Singleton, nor the two actors have revealed much about what this secret new project. 

Well... at the black cinema townhall discussion I participated in this past weekend, on Saturday, at the Museum Of The Moving Image here in NYC, put together by Warrington Hudlin (titled We Gotta Have It: The 20th Anniversary of the New Wave of Black Cinema), John Singleton was one of the guest interviews, and he revealed a little bit more about the upcoming Taraji/Tyrese project. Emphasis on "a little bit more;" No real plot details, no other casting announcements, no expected shoot and/or release dates. None of that.


But what he did reveal was the following, verbatim: "It's a crazy, dysfunctional love story set in the hood."

And he also said that it's an original script he's written, and it will indeed be his next project.

That's it! Not a lot, but a little more than what we knew before today.  

Of course, a lot still has to happen before it goes before cameras... like, you know, financing it. He didn't say anything about that however.

So, let your imaginations start to run wild... 

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  • Dankwa Brooks | November 15, 2011 6:37 AMReply

    ALSO, 'Baby Boy' was one of his better overall films since the excellent 'Boys in the Hood'. And I mean one.

  • Dankwa Brooks | November 15, 2011 6:37 AMReply

    ALSO, 'Baby Boy' was one of his better overall films since the excellent 'Boys in the Hood'. And I mean one.

  • sarah ocea | November 15, 2011 12:24 AMReply

    If it's anything like Baby Boy then I shall pass...

  • Duncan MaNutz | November 14, 2011 7:22 PMReply

    In the Hood ?...why ? Can't we get a regular Love Story ?..set in "Any-Town USA".

  • Neziah | November 14, 2011 4:24 PMReply

    @ DJ

    It's certainly better than any of his big budget Hollywood productions, and probably his funniest and most entertaining film to date.

  • Neziah | November 14, 2011 4:22 PMReply

    If it's anything like "Baby Boy", I'm in.

  • Jayne | November 14, 2011 2:23 PMReply

    Why are the haters already out for him? He didn't even give you so much as a logline.

  • Beezy Tarantino | November 14, 2011 1:46 PMReply

    Baby boy 2?

  • DJ | November 14, 2011 1:31 PMReply

    John, you did that movie already -- it was called, Baby Boy, and it wasn't very good.

  • Zeus | November 14, 2011 1:26 PMReply

    No thanks.

  • JMac | November 14, 2011 1:11 PMReply

    "... in the hood" *sigh*

  • Dankwa Brooks | November 15, 2011 6:34 AM

    I would be open to doing a "hood film", but it's NOT going to be no glorying "gangsta culture" type film. It would be more a drama and a good story than anything.

  • will | November 14, 2011 8:56 PM

    Your Comment
    Why do all black directors have to make hood
    movies? As a up and coming black director I would
    NEVER make a hood movie

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