l to r: Liquid Soul Media’s Nick Nelson, Terrell Whitley, Lyn Talbert, David E. Talbert, and Derek Luke

Written by | Ray Cornelius 

The Atlanta premiere of the new romantic comedy Baggage Claim was held on Monday night at Regal Atlantic Station. The private screening was presented in part by Liquid Soul Media and featured a special appearance by the film’s producer David E. Talbert and his wife Lyn along with lead actor, Derek Luke.

The evening was also co-hosted by The Rickey Smiley Morning Show’s Ebony Steele.

Baggage Claim  is a film adaptation of Talbert’s best-selling 2003 novel of the same name.  In the film, Paula Patton plays flight attendant Montana Monroe (who at 35 is the only woman in her family not married).  Her sister (Lauren London) is engaged, so Montana and her fellow flight attendants (Jill Scott and Adam Brody) become determined to put a ‘claim check’ on a husband in 30 days or 30,000 miles.

The movie also features a who’s who cast of actors, comedians and entertainers including Trey Songz, Taye Diggs, Terrence J, Djimon Hounsou, Boris Kodjoe, Tia Mowry, Lala Anthony, Jenifer Lewis, Rickey Smiley, Christina Milian, Nephew Tommy and Affion Crockett.

After the screening, attendees were treated to a brief Q&A with the Talberts and Luke followed by a VIP reception at STRIP Restaurant.

Check out photos below taken from the Red Carpet:

Derek Luke

Derek Luke

Erica Dixon and BF Chanita Foster

Love and Hip-Hop ATL’s Erica Dixon with O’shea and reality star Chanita Foster

Karli Redd

Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta’s Karlie Redd

Dice Arminitie Herrington

Dice of LaLa’s Full Court  and Armintie Herrington of WNBA’s The Atlanta Dream

Fred Williams WNBA and wife

The Atlanta Dream Head Coach, Fred and Shelley Williams

Gasner Allen, Jazze Pha and Jevon Sims

The Unknowns featuring Gasner Allen, Jazze Pha and Jevon Sims from Bravo’s The New Atlanta

Micah Stampley Eboni Steele

 Gospel recording artist Micah Stampley and The Rickey Smiley Morning Show’s  Ebony Steele

Carl Payne

actor Carl Payne

Verbal Slick

ATL’s own Verbal Slick aka Sphinxx

Baggage Claim opens in theaters nationwide on September 27!