Alcon and Warner Bros. have hired director Sanaa Hamri to helm a sequel to 2005’s The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, reports Variety. The original core ensemble — America Ferrera, Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel and Blake Lively — are all in talks to reprise.
The plan is to begin production June 3, starting in Greece, then moving to New York and Connecticut. The challenge on the sequel has been squaring the availability of the actresses because of TV series commitments, but the hope is that all the actresses return.
Written by “Pants” co-writer Elizabeth Chandler, the sequel uses as its foundation “Forever in Blue,” the fourth installment of the “Pants” novel series by Ann Brashares. Bits of the second and third books will also be used. The girls once again take different paths during the summer, but remain bonded by a pair of secondhand pants they take turns wearing.
Now college age, the girls have storylines that take place in Turkey, Greece, New York, Vermont and Providence. They faced some heavy dilemmas in the original film, but the sequel concentrates on issues 19-year old girls deal with. While the original film was PG rated, the sequel is likely to be PG-13.