It was a good morning in Jersey City for Terrence Howard fans.
Looking relaxed, the Academy Award nominee, perhaps best known for his work in the 2005 film Hustle & Flow, was spotted on York Street, next to Van Vorst Park, filming a scene for the upcoming 10-episode limited dramedy series The Best Man: The Final Chapters. The series will air on Peacock.
According to Deadline.com, the series is a re-boot of the 1999 romantic comedy-drama movie, produced by Spike Lee. In it, old college friends reunite for a wedding. It was followed by a Christmas-themed sequel, The Best Man Holiday, released in November 2013. Both films were box office hits.
“The series will catch up with Harper, Robyn, Jordan, Lance, Quentin, Shelby, Candace, and Murch as relationships evolve and past grievances resurface in the unpredictable stages of midlife crisis meets midlife renaissance” wrote Deadline.
Malcolm D. Lee has been tapped to write and executive produce the series, according to BET. Four episodes, including the one being filmed today, are to be directed by Robert Townsend, best known for directing the films Hollywood Shuffle (1987), Eddie Murphy Raw (1987), The Meteor Man (1993), The Five Heartbeats (1991).
Also making appearances in Best Man are Regina Hall, Morris Chestnut, Melissa DeSouza, Taye Diggs, Nia Long, and Harold Perrineau.
Howard has appeared in over 60 films, including the Academy Award winning Crash.
In Hustle & Flow, Howard portrayed a pimp and aspiring rapper. He performed all the character’s tracks himself, including “It’s Hard out Here for a Pimp“, which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 78th Academy Awards according to his Wikipedia entry.