Mike Epps and Katt Williams Set to Return in Meet the Blacks Sequel
Posted 2017/10/16 0 0
The two actors are set to reunite for the urban comedy The House Next Door, a sequel to Deon Taylor’s 2016 hit comedy Meet the Blacks.
Mike Epps (The Hangover, Death Wish, Girls Trip) and Katt Williams (Friday After Next, Norbit, the upcoming Father Figures) will star in the upcoming sequel to the Deon Taylor film Meet the Blacks, entitled The House Next Door. The pairing of Epps and Williams marks a reunion for the two comedians who last starred together in New Line’s 2002 Friday After Next.
“Mike and Katt are so comedically explosive together,” said Taylor. “I don’t know how we’re going to keep it together on set with these two at the top of their game, but we’re happy to have this as our problem to deal with! Audiences really responded to Meet the Blacks so we’re happy to give them another dose of dysfunction with House Next Door.”
In the new movie, which begins shooting next week in Atlanta, Carl Black (Epps) is now an over-stressed but best-selling author. After surviving a night of terror and becoming a best-selling author, Black moves his family back to his childhood home where he hopes to work in peace and quiet on a new book that he owes his publisher. But when his quirky neighborhood becomes host to a mysteriously extravagant pimp (Williams), Carl’s work is interrupted after his dead-beat cousin becomes convinced the new neighbor is actually a vampire and is trying to steal Carl’s entire family away. Carl is forced to team up with an oddball cast of neighborhood characters as they take the fight to the vampire pimp in a hilarious battle for Carl’s family… and the future of his old hood.
Deon Taylor (Traffik, Motivated Seller, Supremacy) is directing The House Next Door as well as producing the film with partners Roxanne Avent and Robert F. Smith. Mike Epps is a producer on the film via his Naptown Productions banner along with producing partner Niles Kirchner, who is executive producing. Katt Williams is executive producing as well.
Original castmembers returning for the sequel include Bresha Webb, Zulay Henao, social media star Andrew Bachelor (aka King Bach), and comedians Lil Duval, Michael Blackson and Tyrin Turner.