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:
Love and Hip-Hop ATL’s Erica Dixon with O’shea and reality star Chanita Foster
Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta’s Karlie Redd
Dice of LaLa’s Full Court and Armintie Herrington of WNBA’s The Atlanta Dream
The Atlanta Dream Head Coach, Fred and Shelley Williams
The Unknowns featuring Gasner Allen, Jazze Pha and Jevon Sims from Bravo’s The New Atlanta
Gospel recording artist Micah Stampley and The Rickey Smiley Morning Show’s Ebony Steele
actor Carl Payne
ATL’s own Verbal Slick aka Sphinxx
Baggage Claim opens in theaters nationwide on September 27!