Over 20 years after first storming U.S. box offices with the 1998 crime comedy, ‘I Got the Hook-Up,’ rapper Master P is tapping his son, Romeo Miller, to join him for the flick’s long-awaited sequel.
Due in theaters July 12, ‘Hook-Up 2’ picks up just where its predecessor left off. A new press release gives a detailed overview of the plot:
In the original 1998 film, Master P and comedian AJ Johnson (Friday, Menace II Society, House Party) star as Black and Blue, two small time scam artists who sell boom boxes and broken TV’s from their van at a local parking lot. When a shipment of cellular phones gets to them by mistake, it doesn’t take long before the FBI and local crime bosses are after them. Reprising their roles in the upcoming sequel, I Got the Hook-Up 2 picks up with Black and Blue as they run a local restaurant.
When an incident results in their restaurant being shut down, Black needs to find some cash – fast. He thinks his luck has turned when Blue’s son, Fatboy (Fatboy SSE) and his best friend Spyda (DC Young Fly), brings him a stash of stolen cell phones and Black decides to sell them on the streets. The only problem is, the boxes with the phones also contain the Colombian cartel’s stash of Molly which Spyda decided to go ahead and sell. Now, it’s up to Black to find a way back in the game, get rid of these burners, and pay back the cartel before time runs out.
While the sequel won’t boast appearances from a number of the original’s cast members like Ice Cube, it will feature some familiar faces including comedians Sheryl Underwood, John Witherspoon, and Michael Blackson, rappers YFN Lucci, Young Jeezy, Kash Doll, and Webbie as well as social media influencers Jess Hilarious, DC Young Fly, and more.
“This project is not only hilariously funny, but it expresses the vitality of gentrification, entrepreneurship, and coming together as a family during hard times,” Master P said in a statement. “With all the tragedies in the world, we could all use a good laugh. This is one of the many projects on the way from Genius Minds Films.”