‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ is much more than your typical teen “chick-flick”. In a genre that is dominated by mean girls, cliques and boy troubles, the film is a rare coming-of-age story about female friendship that explores the themes of love, loss and growing up in a delicate and meaningful way. Of course, best friends talk about everything. And growing up, life can be a lot more complicated than just crushes and proms – what most high-school films end up being about. This is exactly why we need more films like ‘The Sisterhood’.
The film deals with much heavier topics, but does it in a heartening manner. In fact, ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ (and its sequel) manages to pass the Bechdel test with flying colours. But at the same time, it is filled with a strong dose of clichés, which manages to work in its favour. The film was certified fresh by Rotten Tomatoes and did decently commercially. It was followed by a sequel in 2008 which also received generally favourable reviews from critics, and was loved by the fans.
Both the films are adaptations of Ann Brashares’ The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series which includes 5 best-selling novels. The cast of the film series has actively expressed their interest in working on a third part. In 2018, a member actually revealed that a script is ready. This means we might actually be getting the closure we deserve with ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 3’. Here’s everything we know.
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 3 Plot: What Can It Be About?
‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ is essentially about a diverse group of four best-friends, Carmen, Tibby, Bridget, and Lena, who’re spending their first summer away from each other. They find a pair of “magical” pants at a thrift shop that fits them all despite their different shapes and sizes. The group decides to parcel them to each other after having them for 2 weeks each – labelling them “the Traveling Pants”.
While the original film was an adaptation of the first novel of Brashares’ Traveling Pants series, the sequel was adapted from the fourth part. Though it also included bits from the previous novels. The third installment of the franchise is supposed to be an adaptation of the final part of Brashares’ series, titled, Sisterhood Everlasting. But as the plot details of the film has not yet been revealed we can’t say for sure what exactly is in store for us.
However, going by what the novel is about, the film will take place ten years after the last part. Without giving much spoilers, here’s what happens in ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 3’:
The four friends have drifted away and live in different places. Tibby moves away to Australia with Brian, Lena is an art teacher in Rhode Island School of Design, Bridget lives in San Francisco with Eric, while Carmen is a semi-successful actress in New York. Tibby calls her friends together for one last trip to Greece as she has something to share that will change everything forever.
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 3 Cast: Who Can Be In It?
One of the major highlights of ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ is the powerful performances that the young cast offered and their impeccable chemistry together. The two films from the series star Amber Tamblyn as Tibby, Alexis Bledel as Lena, America Ferrera as Carmen Lowell, and Blake Lively as Bridget Vreeland. The third installment of the film series will have Tamblyn, Bledel, Ferrera and Lively reprise their original roles. The actors have expressed active interest in the project in the past years.
Since the final installment needs to take a gap of ten years, it also practically makes sense since the cast too has grown up in the past 12 years. In 2018, Bledel finally slipped some exciting news about the third part in ‘The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon’. She revealed that they had just pitched the film, and how much she wanted it to happen. You can check it out below:
Lucky for us, Bledel is not the only cast members who believes that the third part will part happen. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight during the same year, Lively stated, “I think it could really happen”. To hype it some more, Amber Tamblyn took to twitter and revealed that not only had they pitched the film, but that a script is ready!
Sorry for that delay, my daughter needed me. Where was I? Oh yes. Alexis is right. We’ve been pitching and there is a script. A good one. It’s up to a studio now to make the film. So far, no luck. So keep your fingers crossed, or, knock down their doors with jeans emojis.
— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) April 27, 2018
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 3 Crew: Who Can Be Behind It?
As the cast of the film has revealed, ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 3’ is in the works. But it has not yet been green-lit by the studio. Like the previous two installments, the film will also be produced by Alloy Entertainment. Ken Kwapis, who directed the original film in 2005, will return to direct the third installment, while Liz W. Garcia will write its screenplay.
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 3 Release Date: When Can It Premiere?
The third installment of ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ is currently in its development phase. We do know that cast is on board, and so are crew members as the script is in place. However, the project still needs to be approved for production.
But with the huge fan-following the franchise has, and of course, the success of the past two installments, ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 3’ is bound to happen in the future. Adding to the good news, there is also a musical being developed on the series! Since there are no release dates secured yet, we can only expect ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ 3 to release sometime around 2023 (given that it’s green-lit soon).