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John Amos, Marla Gibbs Join Cast Of Tyler Perry's "Madea's Witness Protection" (His 14th Feature In 7 Years)

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act January 30, 2012 at 10:15PM

So Tyler Perry's 4th movie of 2012, the only Madea movie of the year thank goodness, began production today at his Atlanta studios. 
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John Amos Marla Gibbs

So Tyler Perry's 4th movie of 2012, the only Madea movie of the year thank goodness, began production today at his Atlanta studios. 

As Vanessa already posted a couple of days ago, it's titled Madea's Witness Protection, and its starring cast will be primarily Caucasian as Perry continues to expand his reach beyond the usual.

The film's official synopsis, which isn't all that different from the one in Vanessa's post reads:

Comic legend Eugene Levy (the AMERICAN PIE franchise, BEST IN SHOW) stars in the film as George, a high level CFO at the center of a Ponzi scheme in New York City who is enrolled in the Witness Protection program along with his family in the one place that absolutely no one will think to look for them: Madea's house down South.

Funnyman Eugene Levy, Denise Richards, Tom Arnold, Doris Roberts, Danielle Campbell and Devan Leos make up the starring cast - George's family (wife, mother and kids) and business associate (Arnold).

The supporting cast will comprise of Romeo Miller (Jumping The Broom), the son of rapper Master P, as Jake, a friend of Brian (an attorney who places the family in Madea's care, also played by Tyler Perry) who was affected by the scam; and, revealed today, veterans John Amos and Marla Gibbs will also co-star - Amos as Jake's (Romeo Miller's) father in the film, and Gibbs appears as Madea's neighbor.

This will be Tyler Perry's 14th feature film with Lionsgate in 7 years - or about 2 a year - and they've collectively grossed close to $600 million at the North American box office alone.

His first of 4 films to be released in 2012 is Good Deeds, which he stars in along with Thandie Newton, and Gabrielle Union; it'll be released by Lionsgate on February 24th.

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