Laz Alonso and Paula Patton Set to Star in Jumping the Broom

Laz Alonso and Paula Patton join forces to bring black love to the screen.


Laz Alonso and Paula Patton will join forces for the highly anticipated Sony film Jumping the Broom, written by Arlene Gibbs and Elizabeth Hunter and directed by Salim Akil. Gibbs and Hunter will produce the film along with T.D. Jakes, Curtis Wallace, Tracey Edmonds and Glendon Palmer of Our Stories Films. Jumping the Broom is a romantic comedy that focuses on a weekend wedding at Martha's Vineyard where two families from two different socioeconomic backgrounds meet for the first time. The film also stars Loretta Devine, Angela Bassett and Mike Epps. Who says black love doesn't exist on film?


The Root encourages respectful debate and dialogue in our commenting community. To improve the commenting experience for all our readers we will be experimenting with some new formats over the next few weeks. During this transition period the comments section will be unavailable to users.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your continued support of The Root.

While we are experimenting, please feel free to leave feedback below about your past experiences commenting at The Root.