The director of the cult classic movie ATL, Chris Robinson, shared a teaser for the sequel, ATL 2: The Homecoming, on Instagram on Friday (August 27).
The Original Cast is Back
In addition to T.I., Lauren London, Jason Weaver, Jackie Long, Evan Ross, and Albe Back, the video features all original cast members. In the initial film, Big Boi played Marcus. He was also tagged by Robinson in the Instagram post featuring the trailer teaser.
Chance The Rapper Chimes In
Additionally, Robinson tagged Chance The Rapper, who wrote on Wednesday, “I believe ATL is a movie that never truly got its flowers. It’s probably the most quotable movie from my childhood.”
An “ATL” Crash Course
ATL was released on March 28, 2006. The movie followed the lives of four teenagers from working-class families who live in an Atlanta neighborhood where hip-hop is king. One of the major settings in the movie was the rollerskating rink which was the place to be for teens who wanted to be seen. In the midst of their excitement for the future, they are presented with challenges on and off the floor of the skating rink which force them to make difficult choices in life.
Lauren London’s Break-out Role as “New New”
Inspired by Antwone Fisher, Tina Gordon Chism wrote the script, loosely based on the experiences of the film’s producers Dallas Austin and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins (of the R&B group TLC) growing up in Atlanta, Georgia (ATL). The movie ATL gave Heart-throb Lauren London her rise to fame in her breakout role as “New New”. She made the leap to on-screen acting in the mid-2000s.
London played small parts on “Everybody Hates Chris” on UPN as well as “Entourage” on HBO back in the early 2000s. While ATL 2: The Homecoming’s trailer only gives us one of the Malika and Khadijah Haqq twins, we are hoping for twice the drama, excitement, and triumph of the first ATL movie this time around.