The gender wars continue in the trailer for “Think Like a Man Too,” the coming sequel to the 2012 relationship comedy “Think Like a Man” that stars Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Taraji P. Henson and Meagan Good and hits theaters June 20.
The original film, based on Steve Harvey’s bestselling relationship-advice book “Act Like a Lady, Think Like A Man,” pitted a team of dude archetypes — player Romany Malco, mama’s boy Terrence J., dreamer Ealy, divorcee Hart, married guy Gary Owen and commitment-phobe Jerry Ferrara — against a group of women who are tired of immature, sex-obsessed suitors. The ladies’ ranks include Henson’s tightly wound businesswoman and Good’s unyielding abstainer.
The film was an outright hit for Screen Gems, grossing more than $91 million in the U.S. on a $12 million budget and demonstrating the mainstream appeal of a largely African American cast.
The sequel picks up with the gang mostly coupled up and headed to Las Vegas for simultaneous, competing bachelor and bachelorette parties. Carousing, comedy and relationship troubles ensue.
Hart, who had a supporting role in “Think Like a Man” but whose star is on the rise after the box office success of “Let Me Explain” and “Ride Along,” features prominently in the trailer. He provides the narration, dances “Risky Business"-style in his underwear and arrives conspicuously — in a yellow Lamborghini — as a single man amid a sea of couples.
Hart’s hot streak could soon be put to the test, as he also stars with Ealy in another relationship comedy, “About Last Night,” opening Friday.