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On To The Next One For Tyler Perry; Prepping Dramedy 'Single Mom's Club' To Shoot Next Month

by Tambay A. Obenson
October 16, 2012 8:37 PM
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The Tyler Perry high-speed rail continues to power ahead, full steam. Just try to stop it... that is, if you think you can!

The multihyphenate whose first foray into action movie hero territory, also known as Alex Cross, opens in theaters this Friday, is always 2 or 3 films ahead of everyone else it seems.

This evening brings news that Mr Perry is packaging his next project, a dramedy titled Single Mom's Club, which Lionsgate (who else?) is in final negotiations to distribute. 

As usual, Perry will wear just about every hat - writing, directing, producing AND starring in Single Mom's Club, which centers on a group of single mothers from varying backgrounds, who are brought together via an incident at the school their children attend, leading to the creation of a support group that helps all of them overcome personal obstacles.

No word on other casting. And it's not clear if this will feature an appearance by Madea, since Perry is co-starring in the film.

All these questions will be answered very soon, since principal photography is scheduled to begin next month in Atlanta.

This will likely be added to Perry's 2013 release slate, which already currently includes 2 films - one he wrote and directed, but doesn't star in (The Marriage Counselor), and the other he only produced (We The Peeples). I'm sure there'll be at least 1 Madea movie in the mix. 

And let's not forget he'll be busy creating and scripting new series for Oprah Winfrey's cable network OWN, in addition to the series already housed at TBS.

Hustle, hustle, hustle... I don't know how he carries this load.

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  • ke | October 18, 2012 12:43 PMReply

    Cry Me A River. Congrats Tyler, please continue to keep our keep our black actors working they have families to feed and enjoy doing what they do. Your movies are very entertaining and enjoyable, they make me laugh and they say laughter is the best medicine especially when you're having a lousy day. Thanks Man.

  • Geneva Girl | October 17, 2012 8:11 AMReply

    I caught part of his interview on Fresh Air this morning (it's delayed for overseas markets). Since I came in in the middle I didn't know who was being interviewed. I was fascinated by his story. When I learned it was Perry, I was shocked. Given his over-the-top movies, I didn't expect what I heard from him. ---------- Given his talent, ambition and, yes, talent, I wish that he would produce something that I was actually interested in seeing. Perhaps, when he's feeling secure enough in his career he could surprise us and give us something more intellectually challenging than his Madea fodder.

  • Truth | October 23, 2012 10:34 PM

    I'll bet you're some hoodrat, with several illegitimate kids from several different men. While you are waiting on Tyler to bring us something more "intellectually challenging", what exactly do you do on the intellectual tip for yourself? It really gets tiring hearing fools constantly putting down Tyler and his work. If he was White, you all would be calling him a comic genius, but he is Black, so naturally little he does is good enough to most other Blacks, who act as everything any of us is involved in, has to be another "Roots", or "Raisin in the Sun". We all need to laugh sometimes too, and since Madea is a fictional and comedic character, what 'she' does should not be looked at as a documentary of Black people, but as what it is, a character designed to amuse and entertain. You aren't appreciative of Tyler, but its a safe bet that you've built shrines to a number of rappers who constantly run afoul of the between killing one another.

  • keepinitreal | October 16, 2012 11:45 PMReply

    He's annoying...I hope their are young black filmmakers that are fighting their way up within the next 5 yrs cuz this low brow entertainment is ridiculous!

  • Truth | October 23, 2012 10:41 PM

    More, from those with that "crabs in a barrel" mentality.
    Continue to do YOU, Tyler Perry! You can't please everyone, especially
    those with a predisposition to not like anything you do, anyway. The
    Madea character they are so against, probably reminds them of some
    close relative, and where they come from.....that these self-haters are
    trying to forget.

  • HighBrow | October 17, 2012 6:45 AM

    I with you...I prefer my entertainment to be extremely intellectual and esoteric...only a few people can even understand it...I'm sick of broad based entertainment that makes so many people feel good...that's just not right!

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