Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith cast in Universal's 'Girl Trip'

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Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, & Regina Hall in 'Girl Trip'

Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith are in final negotiations for the lead roles in the Universal comedy "Girl Trip," TheWrap has learned.

Malcolm Lee ("The Best Man Holiday," "Barbershop 3") will be direct.

Regina Hall, who was previously cast in the film, will also star.

"Girl Trip" revolves around four friends on a trip to New Orleans during the yearly Essence Festival. The group of women rekindle their friendship, get wild on the dance floor (and a little drunk), find romance and even get into a brawl.

While Latifah and Pinkett Smith have been working together as producers on films like "Secret Life" and "Dear Mama," "Girl Trip" marks the first time the two have appeared in a film together since the 1996 crime drama "Set it Off," directed by F. Gary Gray.

The film is set to open July 21, 2017.

Will Packer ("Ride Along," "No Good Deed") will produce through his Will Packer Productions banner and James Lopez will executive produce.

Kenya Barris, creator of the hit comedy series "Black-ish," and Tracy Oliver wrote the screenplay.

Vice president of production Sara Scott will oversee the project on behalf of Universal.

Pinkett Smith is represented by Paradigm, managers Miguel Melendez and James Lassiter, and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.

Latifah is represented by CAA, Principato-Young Entertainment, and Eisenberg, Tanchum & Levy.

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Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith cast in Universal's 'Girl Trip'
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 19: Jada Pinkett Smith poses in the press room during the 16th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at the MGM Grand Arena on November 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 19: Jada Pinkett and Will Smith pose in the press room during the 16th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at the MGM Grand Arena on November 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 19: Jada Pinkett and Will Smith pose in the press room during the 16th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at the MGM Grand Arena on November 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 19: Jada Pinkett Smith poses in the press room during the 16th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at the MGM Grand Arena on November 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 19: Jada Pinkett and Will Smith pose in the press room during the 16th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at the MGM Grand Arena on November 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 19: Jada Pinkett Smith poses in the press room during the 16th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at the MGM Grand Arena on November 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 19: Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Tre Smith in the press room during the 16th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at the MGM Grand Arena on November 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 19: Actor/recording artist Will Smith (L) and actress Jada Pinkett Smith attend the 16th Latin GRAMMY Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 19: Actress Jada Pinkett Smith (L) and Trey Smith attend the 16th Latin GRAMMY Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Parra/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 19: (L-R) Singers Carlos 'Tostao' Valencia, Gloria 'Goyo' Martinez of ChocQuibTown, actress Jada Pinkett Smith, actor/recording artist Will Smith and Miguel 'Slow' Martinez of ChocQuibTown attend the 16th Latin GRAMMY Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Parra/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 19: Jada Pinkett Smith poses backstage during the 16th Latin GRAMMY Awards on November 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 19: (L-R) Recording artist/actor Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and Willard Christopher Smith III pose backstage during the 16th Latin GRAMMY Awards on November 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 19: Will Smith (L) and Jada Pinkett Smith attend the 16th Latin GRAMMY Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for LARAS)
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 19: Actors Jada Pinkett Smith (L) and Will Smith pose in the press room during the 16th Latin GRAMMY Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 19: Actress Jada Pinkett Smith poses in the press room during the 16th Latin GRAMMY Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/WireImage)
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