Fox Searchlight has released the first trailer and poster for director David E. Talbert’s (First Sunday) romantic comedy Baggage Claim. The film stars Paula Patton as an unmarried flight attendant who becomes determined to find a man before her younger sister’s wedding. In order to aid her on her quest, her friends at the airport arrange several of her ex-boyfriends to cross her path. Though the “I need a man to make me feel whole” premise is rather played out and at least a little offensive, Baggage Claim actually looks like it has a few genuine laughs in store for audiences. Also, Adam Brody plays the “gay best friend” character, so there’s that.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Derek Luke, Taye Diggs, Jill Scott, Boris Kodjoe, Trey Songz, Tia Mowry, LaLa Anthony, and Djimon Hounsou. Baggage Claim opens on September 27th.
Taraji P. Henson, who will play Jaden Smith’s mother this summer in the rather unfortunate remake of The Karate Kid, is about to sign on to look for love in the skies as a flight attendant in writer/director David E Talbert’s Baggage Claim, according to Black Voices.
Based on Talbert’s book of the same name, the flick would star Henson as Montana Moore, a 35-year-old flight attendant who decides to go on a 30-day, 30,000-mile quest in search of a husband in time for her sister’s Christmas eve engagement party. Sound a lot like something that might be cooked up by Tyler Perry? Well indeed, like Mr. Perry, Talbert, who made his directorial debut with First Sunday, is a black playwright who will wear all the big hats (writer/director/producer) for this flick.
Admittedly, the movie itself sounds more than a little meh, but after her turn as Shug in Craig Brewer’s Hustle & Flow (my single favorite movie of 2005) and as easily the funniest person in Joe Carnahan’s Smoking Aces, Henson is quickly turning into an actress I’ll watch in just about anything.