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Devon Franklin & Cedric The Entertainer Producing ‘A Johnson Family Vacation’ Sequel

DeVon Franklin and Cedric the Entertainer are bringing us “A Johnson Family Celebration,” the sequel to the family friendly movie “A Johnson Family Vacation.”

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Johnson Family Celebration will pick up nearly two decades after the events of the original film, and will see the return of Cedric the Entertainer as Nate Johnson, the well-meaning patriarch of the Johnson family that embarked on an ill-fated cross-country road trip.

Along with DeVon Franklin and his Franklin Entertainment banner, Cedric will produce with Eric Rhone via his A Bird and A Bear Entertainment. Michael Elliot — the writer behind Like Mike and Just Wright — will write the sequel.

The original film grossed $31 million.

DeVon Franklin Teams Up With Rapper Common To Remake Cooley High

Who remembers the classic movie Cooley High?

Cooley High  has been set for a remake at MGM with Christian producer, and author  DeVon FranklinCommon and Tony Krantz partnering on the seminal 1975 coming-of-age drama. Set in 1960s Chicago and focused on a group of high school pals with big dreams of getting out of the South Side, Cooley High, was a major hit at the box office. The light-hearted and entertaining storyline captivated viewers with its portrayal of carefree best-friends.  However, despite the initially fun-filled narrative, the film takes a serious turn as it delves into discussions about masculinity and sexism, gang violence, and the value of education in the black community.

“In The Wait” Singles Conference With Actress Meagan Good and Producer Husband Devon Franklin

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Hollywood actress Meagan Good and preacher-producer husband, DeVon Franklin are the latest speakers to join the list of panelists to be featured at “In the Wait,” a popular annual singles conference hosted by The Lighthouse Church. The couple will share insights on finding love, courtship, celibacy and commitment based on their experiences and their bestselling new book, “The Wait.”