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Nia Long Will Play The Last Single Mom In Tyler Perry's 'Single Mom's Club'

by Tambay A. Obenson
November 21, 2012 4:20 PM
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Nia Long

As I noted yesterday, with news of Colombian-American actress Zulay Henao's casting as one of the moms in Tyler Perry's Single Mom's Club, which also has Bridesmaids star Wendi McLendon-Covey, attached to play one of the moms, there are supposed to be 3 single mothers in the film; and with one more mother still to be cast (as of yesterday), I assumed that the actress cast to play the 3rd mother would most likely be a black actress, given the backgrounds of the 2 women who had already been cast.

And it looks like Nia Long will be the 3rd and final single mother in the film, as Black Film reports. 

Other actors already cast in the film include heartthrob William Levy, and, of course, Tyler Perry himself, who will also be writing, directing, and producing.

With William Levy being from Cuba, and Zulay Henao from Colombia, we can assume that Perry might be trying to tap into that ever-growing, and important Latino American market, as I noted yesterday; while Wendi McLendon-Covey may draw white women. Toss in Perry and his built-in base of primarily black women, and now Nia Long (who should also attract black women - although those who aren't in Tyler Perry's particular base - as well as even some men who want to see Nia Long back on the big screen), and Perry will be hitting several key demos with this film.

Lionsgate has set Single Moms Club to open on May 9, 2014.

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  • Micah | November 23, 2012 9:38 PMReply

    Wow! This women is beautiful.

  • janet | November 22, 2012 1:27 PMReply

    A widow is a woman whose spouse or significant other has died, while a widower is a man whose spouse or significant other has died.

  • Adam Scott Thompson | November 21, 2012 10:41 PMReply

    You can never have too much Nia Long.

  • MissWildfire | November 21, 2012 7:08 PMReply

    YESSSS!!! Now my trinity of favorite black actresses, Sanaa Lathan, Gabrielle Union and Nia Long have all been in my favorite man's movies. Yipeee!

  • ALM | November 21, 2012 6:15 PMReply

    It's always great to see Nia in a feature film. Now, if we could just get a film reunion with Larenz Tate.

  • D.C. Kirkwood | November 21, 2012 5:23 PMReply

    Awesome, Awesome, I suggested this on another post. I was thinking she could bring some real life experience to this show that will really make it authentic. Kimberly Elise would be good too, because she is a real life widower with two young daughters. I think if he really wants to divesify he should get an Asian. I think Lucy Liu would be good but I think she's already cast in another new show already. I think Christina Applegate would be a good comedic addition. Congrats to Nia.

  • Sear | November 22, 2012 5:51 AM

    It's a movie not a show.

  • D.C. Kirkwood | November 21, 2012 10:36 PM

    Yes, ALM, he passed away May of 2007, His name was Maurice Oldham, he was a photographer. He has limitted work history listed on IMDB. So I just assumed she was a widower. But I guess she divorced him before he died? She did an interview and they gave their condolences and she stated the situation was still very, hard and raw. She didn't mention a divorce. Plus IMDB info is updated by fans too. So that could be the inacurracy concerning the divorce but yes he is deceased.

  • ALM | November 21, 2012 6:16 PM

    @ D.C. : Isn't Kimberly divorced? You're saying her husband passed away.....Are you sure?

  • bondgirl | November 21, 2012 4:47 PMReply

    God she looks gorgeous in this photo!

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