*On Saturday (Jan. 29), the cast of 1999’s “Best Man” reunited for dinner in Los Angeles to mark the film’s 12th anniversary.
Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Sanaa Lathan, Harold Perrineau, Melissa DeSousa, Monica Calhoun, Malcolm D. Lee, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut and Terrence Howard joined writer/ director Malcolm D. Lee for the occasion.
Produced by Malcom’s cousin Spike Lee for 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, the romantic comedy opened No. 1 at the box office when it was released on Oct. 22, 1999.
“’The Best Man’ was the right film at the right time,” Malcolm Lee told BlackFilm.com’s Wilson Morales. “There were few films prior or since that film that spoke to the generation of African-Americans who I knew, lived, worked, loved and laughed with. I’ve been gratefully astounded over the years at the audience response to the film.”
Lee said continued interest in the film could lead to a sequel.
“People have often asked ‘Whatever happened to those characters? Did Jordan ever find a man? Does Murch stay with Candy? Do Lance and Mia live happily ever after?’” said Lee. “I have never really taken the time to answer those questions. But they keep getting asked and in light of how it is in heavy rotation on cable TV it very well may be a sign that those questions need to be answered.”