The original comedy opened at number one in April in North America and starred Michael Ealy, Regina Hall, Taraji P Henson, Gabrielle Union and Kevin Hart. It went on to gross more than $91m domestically.

Keith Merryman and David A Newman reprise their roles as screenwriters and Will Packer will produce through his Rainforest Films banner. 

Steve Harvey, upon whose novel the original was based, will serve as executive producer alongside Rushion McDonald and Rob Hardy.