I am not even remotely the audience for Tyler Perry’s movies, but I admire the man. With two successful television series (Meet the Browns and House of Payne) on the air, Perry regularly churns out 1-2 feature films a year that debut to astoundingly consistent commercial results. Before he takes a brief detour to play detective Alex Cross for director Rob Cohen later this year, the auteur in Perry will direct and star in Good Deeds based on his own original screenplay. THR reports Perry will play Glen Deeds in the romantic drama about “a successful entrepreneur who’s about to get married when he suddenly finds himself more interested in a down-on-her-luck single mother than his uptown fiance.” As far as I can tell, the role will not require Perry as a woman and/or in a fat suit.
Filming will begin at the end of April in Atlanta under Perry’s studio home Lionsgate. The next Perry feature, Madea’s Big Happy Family, is scheduled for release on April 22.