Fox Is Cooking Up a ‘Soul Food’ Sequel with the Original Cast

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Vanessa Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long, and Mekhi Phifer are all expected to return for the sequel, “More Soul Food”

The film will follow the next generation of the Joseph family as they struggle to stay close in an increasingly technology-dependent world.

Nearly two decades after its release, director George Tillman Jr. has confirmed that he is working on a Soul Food sequel.

The original 1997 comedy and drama follows a tightknit African American family whose ties, and longstanding tradition of big Sunday dinners, unravel after the death of their beloved matriarch Mother Joe (played by Irma P. Hall).

The original ensemble cast, featuring Vanessa Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long, and Mekhi Phifer, is expected to return for the sequel, More Soul Food.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will follow the next generation of the Joseph family in the age of social media and abundant communication technology as, “without the guidance of the elders who have always held things together, they struggle to rediscover the importance of tradition and family.” A release date has yet to be announced.

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The film will be released by Fox 2000 Pictures and produced by Tillman's State Street Pictures alongside Tracey and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, who worked on the original film. Babyface also produced and created music for Soul Food’s soundtrack, including the Grammy-nominated “A Song for Mama.”