Lionsgate has acquired the rights to the next two films from writer/director/actor/producer Tyler Perry, "Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself" and "Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too." The announcement comes as the latest title in Lionsgate's Tyler Perry franchise, "Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail," continues its reign as the country’s #1 film for the second week in a row.
Academy Award® nominee Taraji P. Henson ("The Curious Case of Benjamin Button") stars in "Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself," which is based on Perry's play of the same name. Perry's signature character, the indomitable Madea, will be featured in the film. Principal photography is scheduled to begin on March 16 at the new Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta. "Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself" is expected to be released nationwide on September 11, 2009.
"Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too" is a sequel to the 2007 critical and box office hit "Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married." Principal photography will begin later this year, and the film is expected to be released nationwide on Easter weekend, April 2, 2010. Last year, "Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns" opened on Easter weekend (March 21, 2008), with a three-day box office total of $20 million.
-Black Talent News