‘Black Coffee’ Trailer: 2014 Rom-Com Earlybird Looking for Some Sugar (Video)

Think of it as a post-holiday “Best Man Holiday”

Writer/director Mark Harris (“Black Butterfly”) is hoping for a little sugar on Jan. 10, when his romantic comedy “Black Coffee” opens in eight locations in select cities nationwide.

“Coffee” — which Harris bills as “the first black romantic comedy of the year” — stars Darrin Dewitt Henson (“Stomp the Yard”), Gabrielle Dennis (“Bring it On”) and Tiffany Hines (“Bones,” “90210”). It’s the story of a man (Henson) who loses his job and his girlfriend (Dennis) on the same day — and his friends’ attempt to get him back on his feet in both the dating and professional world.

Also read: ‘The Best Man Holiday’ Filmmaker Malcolm D. Lee in Sequel Talks With Universal

Think of it as a post-holiday “Best Man Holiday” on a smaller scale — that film, from writer/director Malcolm D. Lee, was a huge hit for Universal, and is about to cross $70 million at the domestic box office.

“Black Coffee” opens in AMC theaters in select cities including Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Chicago and Atlanta.