May 18, 2012 at 12:16PM
On "30 Rock"'s season finale last night, Tracy Jordan (Tracy Morgan) announced his intention to open his own movie studio that makes films where he dresses up as an elderly woman, that appeal entirely to black audiences. It's an obvious dig at the ludicrously successful Tyler Perry, who's made millions by writing, directing and starring in a string of pictures that have consistently been hugely profitable. He's a brand name now, but at the same time, outside the African-American community, Perry's yet to truly cross over, a tiny cameo in "Star Trek" having provided his widest exposure to date.
And there's more! Matthew Fox, who's still trying to get a post-"Lost" foothold, has another movie on the way in the shape of "Emperor," a romantic drama set in post-WW2 Japan, and co-starring Tommy Lee Jones. The film, directed by Peter Webber ("The Girl With The Pearl Earring"), has debuted the first images and posters, and you can have a look at those below. [The Film Stage]