We learned the release dates for one Billy Crystal/Bette Midler movie and three Tyler Perry movies tonight. So something for everyone!
- Fox moved the Crystal/Midler comedy Parental Guidance from Thanksgiving to Christmas Day 2012.
- Perry will reprise his role as Madea in Madea’s Witness Protection on June 29.
- We the Peeples, which Perry is merely “presenting”, is moving from March 29, 2013 to May 10, 2013.
- The Marriage Counselor brings Perry back to write and direct, taking the old Peeples slot on March 29, 2013.
Hit the jump for what we know about each project.
In Parental Guidance, Crystal and Midler play “old school grandparents who have a hard time finding a middle ground with their three modernized grandchildren.” Marisa Tomei plays their daughter Alice, who despite different parenting styles, looks to the common ground of raising kids to mend her rocky relationship with her parents. Tom Everett Scott plays Alice’s Husband. Andy Fickman directed the comedy.
Romeo Miller, Eugene Levy, Denise Richards, Doris Roberts, Tom Arnold, John Amos, Marla Gibbs, Danielle Campbell, and Devan Leos join Perry in Madea’s Witness Protection, the seventh entry in the Madea series. Here’s the synopsis:
George, a high level CFO is at the center of a Ponzi scheme in New York City. He is being accused of spearheading the ponzi scheme involving the mob and has to enter his family into a witness protection program. The program’s location in a place that absolutely no one will think to look for them: Madea’s house down south with her Brother Joe. [Wikipedia]
Jurnee Smollett, Robbie Jones, Ella Joyce, Lance Gross, Vanessa Williams, Kim Kardashian, Brandy Norwood, and Jerry Stiller star in The Marriage Counselor. The story centers on an Ivy League-educated marriage counselor whose marriage starts to fall apart when her husband’s parents move in: “The marriage counselor, Judith, stops practicing what she preaches when she rekindles a relationship with an old college flame.”
Tina Gordon Chism (Drumline) wrote and directed We the Peeples with Perry producing. Craig Robinson, David Alan Grier, Kerry Washington, S. Epatha Merkerson, Melvin Van Peebles, Diahann Carroll, and Kali Hawk star. Here is the official synopsis:
Wade Walker is eager to propose to his girlfriend, Grace Peeples. But after a year of living together, the beautiful, successful Grace is still cagey about introducing average guy Wade to her ambitious, upper crust family. So when Grace leaves for an annual reunion at her parents’ swanky Sag Harbor compound, Wade decides to crash the gathering, charm his soon-to-be in-laws and slip a ring on Grace’s finger. However Wade’s plans go hilariously awry when he meets the high-powered, seemingly picture-perfect family who’ll do whatever it takes to keep up appearances. Wade soon finds himself caught in a web of white lies and comic dysfunction, and realizes that his only hope of ever marrying Grace means a take-no-prisoners face-off with Judge Peeples, Grace’s disapproving dad who won’t accept anything less than the very best for his favorite daughter.