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Early Details On That Next Tyler Perry "Madea" Movie You Asked For...

by Tambay A. Obenson
January 11, 2012 6:25 PM
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Recall my November post highlighting the 4 Tyler Perry movies that are scheduled to be released in 2012, wondering whether he should be concerned about overexposure?

1 he's directing (The Marriage Counselor), and 3 he stars in (Good Deeds, I, Alex Cross, and even though it hasn't been formally announced yet, he mentioned, in an interview that took place during the latter half of 2011, that he plans to release a new Madea film in 2012 as well).

He never gave any details as to what exactly this new Madea movie would be; but we now have some idea. Although, really, if you've seen one Madea movie, you've seen them all. 

According to a casting notice for extras (courtesy of both the Atlanta Fox affiliate and The Atlanta Journal Constitution website), Tyler Perry Studios is seeking extras for a project titled, Madea’s Witness Protection.

Yes, it looks like the as-of-yet titled 2012 Madea film has a title... Madea's Witness Protection. I can only imagine what that old hefty broad will be up to this time around.

Filming will reportedly occur in ATL beginning this month, continuing through March. Extras of all skin colors, genders and sizes are needed - although you have to be 18 or older, have a professional wardrobe and be available for 12 to 14 hour days.

No exact shoot dates are given (it just says January through March) by either Fox nor AJC, but both say to go to and click on the “How to Become an Extra” link for more details, where you'll find info on pay and application procedures. 

No synopsis yet either; it's not even listed on his IMDB page.

So there ya have it folks... remember it... Madea's Witness Protection... coming in 2012; likely during the latter half of the year.

Excited? :-)

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  • Adinah Lona | January 13, 2012 10:44 PMReply

    I would love to star in a film by Tyler Perry. It would be exciting and would change my regular life :)

  • Donella | January 12, 2012 6:56 PMReply

    I've watched most of Tyler Perry's movies. Actually, I believe I watched all of them and viewed a couple of stage plays and actually attended a stage play. The quality of writing goes up and down from movie to movie and sometimes scene to scene. Sometimes the direction does too. Overall, I decided that comedy's a good antidote for a tough economy. Sometimes, it's just good to have a laugh. I also focus on the fact that like Berry Gordy, Spike Lee, and John H. Johnson, Tyler Perry provides a valuable training ground (and jobs) for writers, crew, and actors shut out of/bypassed by/overlooked by mainstream productions. It's a tough game to play, but Perry's made it clear that he is, indeed a player. I hope Tyler Perry soon ventures beyond directing or producing family drama/romantic comedy into historical biopics, action/suspense, or young adult fantasy. I think he could do it if he chose to.

  • other song | January 11, 2012 11:59 PMReply

    I'm surprised I haven't seen any "jesus take the wheel!" comments yet. It's like this dude's sole mandate is to set us back as a people. As D'Angelo would say in The Wire: "believe..."

  • Colored | January 12, 2012 11:31 AM

    Great post sandra! That's what's important. Good luck!

  • sandra | January 12, 2012 9:20 AM

    @OTHER SONG ---- I'm singing a new tune in 2012! I'm not observing and analyzing TP to the extent that I used to. My criticism of him hasn't always been balanced and fair. I am focusing on my projects in the coming months and stepping up my overall game. I may not agree with the images he's putting out, but I bare responsibility as well for not pushing forth with all that I've got to put out images that I enjoy watching (complex, nuanced, edgy, quirky, geeky, multi-layered, real, dignified, sensual,...).

    *********** I AM TAKING A PLEDGE TO LEAVE TYLER PERRY ALONE (avoid bashing/negative comments on his posts) ************ until my first project gets off the ground. Who else is with me?

  • sandra | January 11, 2012 10:32 PMReply

    Quality, cut-n-paste, and assembly-line mentality aside, I'm inspired by Tyler's perseverance and discipline.

  • Troy | January 12, 2012 3:46 PM

    The difference between Perry and Ross, Perry is super rich and Ross is faux rich selling an image that has never gone platinum. Neither keeps his audience ignorant they already were therefore only cling to them because they want to remain ignorant. Tyler Perry has an R&B fanbase you know the ones constantly looking for love saying that no one sings or raps about love anymore. Ross's fanbase look at love as a series of financial transactions. Perry's fans love is used as a series of financial transactions. Perry's female fans have all probably told a man he wasn't a real man which as a woman is something they have absolutely no idea of.

  • other song | January 12, 2012 12:02 AM

    Honestly, this whole 'hustler mentality' is sickening. There's nothing hard about regurgitating stale, cut-n-paste movies over and over again. It's HARD to be highly creative AND continue going at. It's funny, but I see no difference between Tyler Perry and Rick Ross the rapper. Both peddle crapola to the masses, both pander to their audience big time and keep them ignorant. they probably share the same fanbase.

  • Mecca | January 11, 2012 8:42 PMReply

    Hate him or love him. The man is working!

  • Charles | January 11, 2012 7:38 PMReply

    Tambay is a HATER. The only movie he loves is Pariah. Tyler is making that money.

  • Troy | January 12, 2012 3:47 PM

    what the hell is a hater is it the opposite of a sheep. Tyler Perry is your Billy Goat.

  • Sergio | January 11, 2012 7:43 PM

    I like Pariah a hell of lot too so I guess that makes me a hater too. I feed on HATE

  • KeepingItReal | January 11, 2012 7:33 PMReply

    He stays on his grind.

  • Akimbo | January 11, 2012 7:02 PMReply


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