Coming off her action role in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Deadline reports that Paula Patton has signed on to headline Baggage Claim, David Talbert’s adaptation of his own 2003 novel. Patton will play Montana Moore, a 35-year-old flight attendant who runs the risk of being the only woman in her family to not be married (GASP!). Not wanting to show up to her younger sister’s engagement party alone, she decides to go on a 30,000 mile trek around the world to find herself a man. Baggage Claim begins production in September and will mark Talbert’s second time behind the camera, his first being 2006’s First Sunday starring Ice Cube and Katt Williams.
Talbert’s career is almost parallel to his contemporary Tyler Perry, having also built a following by touring his plays across the country (First Sunday was Talbert’s first attempt as turning one of his plays into a movie). Depending on how successful Baggage Claim is, Perry may finally have a contender to his throne. But besides that interesting development, Baggage Claim is not in my wheelhouse; it sounds like the sort of ridiculous romantic comedy I try to avoid in my movie diet, despite how good Patton usually is.
Are you interested in seeing Baggage Claim? How does Talbert’s work compare to Perry’s, since that’s going to inevitably be the comparison once the movie is released?
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