Monday, August 17, 2009
The Wayans Brothers and Sony are developing a sequel to the 2004 comedy "White Chicks," which will see Marlon and Shawn Wayans reprise their roles as sibling FBI agents posing as a pair of white ladies.
Keenen Ivory Wayans is on board to direct the sequel, which all three Wayans are writing and producing. The logline for the new entry is being kept under wraps.
Rick Alvarez, the Wayans' long-time producing partner, is producing along with Joe Roth, under his Roth Films banner. Roth's Revolution Studios made the first movie, which Sony distributed.
The original was a surprise hit, grossing almost $70 million domestically from a budget of around $37 million.
The trio last worked together on "Dance Flick," which they acted in, produced and co-wrote with family members Craig Wayans and Damien Dante Wayans.
Keenan last directed 2006's "Little Man" while Marlon, repped by WME and Lisa Blum, can currently be seen on screens as Ripcord in "G. I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra."
Sony's Doug Belgrad and Jonathan Kadin are overseeing for the studio.