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Tyler Perry loves 'Good Deeds'

Tyler Perry will direct, write and star in Lionsgate's romantic drama "Good Deeds." According to Variety, Thandie Newton is also starring.Perry is producing through his Tyler Perry Studios shingle with production set to begin at the end of April in Atlanta.Perry will play a successful entrepreneur named Glen Deeds who's about to get married to a rich woman when he falls in love with an unfortunate single mother (Newton).This continues the relationship between Perry and Lionsgate, which has seen Perry's 10 films over the last six years gross over $520 million at the North American box office.Lionsgate recently extended its first-look deal with Perry for two more years.Perry's latest film for Lionsgate, "Madea's Big Happy Family," opens April 22.
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Thandie Newton Doing Good Deeds

Thandie Newton is set for Good Deeds , the next film from writer/director Tyler Perry, Variety reports. Perry will star as Glen Deeds, a businessman who, just before his own wedding to an affluent woman, falls for a stuggling single mom. Newton will play the object of Deed's affections. Newton worked previously with Perry on For Colored Girls and can next be seen in the thriller The Retreat . Perry, meanwhile, appears in this month's Madea's Big Happy Family and is scheduled to headline I, Alex Cross after Deeds , which will shoot in Atlanta later this month.
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Tyler Perry Does More 'Good Deeds'

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Tyler Perry does it all. And the writer/ director/ producer/ actor is about to do it all again for his new film "Good Deeds."

The romantic drama centers around Glen Deeds, 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 fiancée.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Perry, who penned the script, will also direct and star as Glen.

With shooting slated to start at the end of April in Atlanta, there's still no word yet on what lucky lady will capture Perry's heart.

But that isn't all Perry's up to — he's also been tapped to play the detective Alex Cross in the mystery thriller "I, Alex Cross," based on the national bestseller by James Patterson.

In the meantime, Perry's latest comedy, "Madea's Big Happy Family" is scheduled to open nationwide on April 22.

Whether Perry is actually
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Tyler Perry Directing And Starring In Rom-Com Good Deeds Before I, Alex Cross

Though Tyler Perry has yet another one of his Madea movies hitting theaters on April 22, the multi-hyphenate and genuine cultural phenomenon has also been inching a little closer to the mainstream over the last few years. There was his quick appearance in Star Trek, his backing of Oscar nominee Precious, and last fall's For Colored Girls, which wasn't exactly a hit but was presented with distinctly different marketing than his usual comedic fare. Now he's set to play the lead role in the detective film I, Alex Cross, but in the meantime he's also prepping his next film, which looks like it will fall somewhere between Madea's Big Happy Family and Star Trek on the mainstream success scale. Talking to Black Film at Cinema Con last week, Perry said his next film will be Good Deeds, a romantic comedy that he will direct, produce and star in, though not as
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Tyler Perry's Next is Good Deeds

As reported by Blackfilm.com and confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter , Tyler Perry's next film will be the romantic drama Good Deeds for Lionsgate. Perry wrote the script and will direct the film. He'll play successful entrepreneur Glen Deeds, who is about to get married when he suddenly finds himself more interested in a down-on-her-luck single mother than his uptown fiancee. Filming is set to begin at the end of April in Atlanta. Perry's new film Madea's Big Happy Family will be released by Lionsgate on April 22. Perry is also attached to star in I, Alex Cross , based on the James Patterson novel.
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Tyler Perry Will Direct and Star in Good Deeds; Filming Begins This Month

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.
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Tyler Perry Does Good Deeds for Lionsgate

Tyler Perry Does Good Deeds for Lionsgate
Tyler Perry has found his next project in Good Deeds, which he will write, direct, produce, and star in for Lionsgate.

The multi-hyphenate will portray Glen Dees, a successful entrepreneur who is about to get married when he falls for a single mother who is down on her luck, giving him second thoughts about his posh fiance. It isn't clear who will play either of the main female roles at this time.

Production will start at the end of April in Tyler Perry's hometown of Atlanta. He will produce through his Tyler Perry Studios production company.

Tyler Perry will roll out the latest in his Madea franchise, Madea's Big Happy Family, on April 22. We also reported in February that Tyler Perry will star as Alex Cross in I, Alex Cross for director Rob Cohen.
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Tyler Perry Plans Good Deeds

Tyler Perry Plans Good Deeds
Not content with taking the lead in the upcoming James Patterson adaptation I, Alex Cross, Tyler Perry is also planning to write, direct and star in Good Deeds, a romantic drama for Lionsgate.The prolific Perry will play Glen Deeds (see what he did there?), a big city suit on the path to financial and societal glory, about to marry an uptown girl until - disaster! - he falls in love with a single mother from the other side of the tracks.We're saying [Spoilers] that class barriers will be surmounted, interpersonal rifts healed, and we will learn that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves. Or something.Shooting starts in Atlanta around the end of this month. Perry's next,
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Tyler Perry to star in and direct Good Deeds!

Tyler Perry is set to write, direct and star in Good Deeds as Glen Deeds, a successful man who's about to get married falls for a down-on-her-luck single mother. Perry will produce via his Tyler Perry Studios, along with Lionsgate and the Atlanta-based project will film in end of this month. The multi-talented Perry can be seen next in Madea's Big Happy Family, which finds release on April 22. He will also play the title character in the upcoming adaptation of James Patterson's best-selling detective novel I, Alex Cross. Morgan Freeman played the character in Kiss the Girls with Ashley Judd and Along Came a Spider co-starring Monica Potter.
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Tyler Perry Making More Madea Films

Lionsgate has just signed a new multi-year deal with Tyler Perry, who is developing two new Madea films and two other projects that he is attached to produce, write, direct and/or star in. "Tyler Perry is one of the most powerful and unique entertainment brands in the world today, with a fan base that is virtually unrivaled in its loyalty and passion," said Lionsgate. The studio will also continue to distribute Perry's DVDs and films, starting with "Madea's Big Happy Family" on April 22nd.
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Tyler Perry Re-Ups with Lionsgate, Is Planning At Least Two More Madea Films

Tyler Perry Re-Ups with Lionsgate, Is Planning At Least Two More Madea Films
Extending their profitable partnership with Tyler Perry ($520 million and counting in domestic box office), the folks at Lionsgate have revealed that at least two more Madea films are in the works following next month's Madea's Big Happy Family. I know what you're thinking, folks: Only two more Madea flicks? Whatever will we do with ourselves after 2013, the year when it might all end according to the rate at which Perry's been churning out the Madea-anchored hits? Well, rest assured: In re-upping his contract, Perry also has the option of making more Madea films. Like, until the end of time itself. So huzzah! Madea 4 Eva! [Press release]
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Tyler Perry Making Two More Madea Sequels for Lionsgate

Tyler Perry Making Two More Madea Sequels for Lionsgate
Continuing one of the most remarkable collaborations in entertainment, Lionsgate, a leading global entertainment company, and media superstar Tyler Perry announced today that their first look partnership will be extended through a new multi-year arrangement for films and home entertainment. Lionsgate has been the iconic filmmaker's home since his breakthrough theatrical box office hit Diary of a Mad Black Woman revolutionized the film world in February 2005.

Lionsgate will continue to distribute Tyler Perry's films and is already slated to release Madea's Big Happy Family on April 22, 2011 and the upcoming Tyler Perry produced We the Peeples. Future projects will include two additional Madea franchise films, with the option of additional films with Tyler Perry attached as a producer, writer, director and/or star, to be made in conjunction with Tyler Perry's production companies 34th Street Films, Very Perry Films, and Tyler Perry Studios. Lionsgate will also continue to distribute

Tyler Perry Making Two More Madea Sequels for Lionsgate

Tyler Perry Making Two More Madea Sequels for Lionsgate
Continuing one of the most remarkable collaborations in entertainment, Lionsgate, a leading global entertainment company, and media superstar Tyler Perry announced today that their first look partnership will be extended through a new multi-year arrangement for films and home entertainment. Lionsgate has been the iconic filmmaker's home since his breakthrough theatrical box office hit Diary of a Mad Black Woman revolutionized the film world in February 2005.

Lionsgate will continue to distribute Tyler Perry's films and is already slated to release Madea's Big Happy Family on April 22, 2011 and the upcoming Tyler Perry produced We the Peeples. Future projects will include two additional Madea franchise films, with the option of additional films with Tyler Perry attached as a producer, writer, director and/or star, to be made in conjunction with Tyler Perry's production companies 34th Street Films, Very Perry Films, and Tyler Perry Studios. Lionsgate will also continue to distribute
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Lionsgate Extends Tyler Perry Relationship

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Lionsgate Extends Tyler Perry Relationship
Tyler Perry's monogamous relationship with Lionsgate will be interrupted this year when he stars in I, Alex Cross for Summit Entertainment. But Perry and Lionsgate have renewed their vows with a new multi-year deal that will see him continue as the indie's franchise figure for years to come. Lionsgate has extended its first-look partnership with Perry and his 34th Street Films banner for films and DVD. That continues a lucrative relationship that began with the 2005 hit Diary of a Mad Black Woman and continued with a series of hits that Perry writes, directs, produces, stars in, and owns. The extension comes as Perry receives the Visionary Award for film making at CinemaCon tonight. Lionsgate will continue to distribute Perry's films--Madea's Big Happy Family and the Perry-produced We The Peeples are in the can--and the agreement covers future projects that include two more revolving around Perry's matriarch Madea character.
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April 2011 Preview

It's been a depressing few months at the box office, but April hopes to be the month that finally turns things around. First off, there will be significantly more nationwide releases than April 2010 (16 versus 12). It's also the first month in 2011 that has a healthy supply of would-be blockbusters, including sequels like Fast Five and Scream 4 and accessible family fare like Rio and Hop. Still, last April was by-far the highest-grossing on record with $752.6 million, so another down month could be in the offing.April 1Hop, Source Code and Insidious aim to kick things off on a strong note this weekend. From Illumination Entertainment, the company behind Despicable Me, Hop is the latest entry in the increasingly tired CGI star genre. The movie essentially looks like Alvin and the Chipmunks with a holiday angle, two factors which should work in its favor. Even if the movie doesn't open hugely, it
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Toldja! Lionsgate Hires Disney Film PR

Film Studio PR Julie Fontaine Moving From Disney To Lionsgate Santa Monica, Calif., March 25, 2011 -- Lionsgate has hired veteran publicity executive Julie Fontaine to head up theatrical PR efforts at the studio, as Executive Vice President of Theatrical Publicity. The announcement was made by Lionsgate's President of Marketing Tim Palen, who will oversee Fontaine's implementation of all domestic PR initiatives beginning later this month. Fontaine joins the PR team at Lionsgate from her previous position as Vice President of Domestic Publicity at The Walt Disney Studios, where she oversaw media strategy for all theatrical releases. She initially transitioned to Disney from Miramax Films, where beginning in 2004 she oversaw national theatrical campaigns with a special focus on intensive grassroots promotional outreach and awards campaign strategy. In earlier roles as VP of Marketing and Publicity at Cowboy Pictures and Producer at digital media company Funny Garbage, Fontaine honed an inventive start-up
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New movie poster for Madea's Big Happy Family - "Georgia Shore" spoof poster.

See a new poster from Madea's Big Happy Family, directed, written and starring Tyler Perry, Shad “Bow Wow” Mos, Loretta Devine, Cassi Davi, Lauren London, David Mann, Tamela Brown Mann, Isaiah Mustafa, Rodney Perr, Shannon Kane, Natalie Desselle Reid and Teyana Taylor. The poster spoofs Jersey Shore and Snooki Polizzi, aptly called "Georgia Shore." This is the fifth clever poster (and one basic) from the Lionsgate comedy which opens April 22nd. Tyler Perry also produces alongside frequent collaborator Reuben Cannon and Roger M. Bobb. Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family Synopsis: Madea, everyone’s favorite wise-cracking, take-no-prisoners grandma, jumps into action when her niece, Shirley, receives distressing news about her health. All Shirley wants is to gather her three adult children around her and share the news as a family. But Tammy, Kimberly and Byron are too distracted by their own problems: Tammy can’t manage her unruly children or
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Exclusive: 'Madea's Big Happy Family' Poster Has A Place For... Snooki?!

Exclusive: 'Madea's Big Happy Family' Poster Has A Place For... Snooki?!
Some celebrities are so recognizable, so iconic, they only require one name: Oprah. Bono. Madonna. Prince. Cher. Beck. Beyonce. It was only a matter of time before two of today's biggest singularly-named phenomenons joined forces to become one unstoppable force: Madea and Snooki.

MTV has exclusively snagged the new poster for Tyler Perry's latest venture, "Madea's Big Happy Family" which features the actor/writer/director/producer dressed as Georgia Shore, a character that's an obvious nod to "Jersey Shore" star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi.

Check out the full poster past the jump!

Though Perry has moved Snooki from the "Jersey Shore" to Georgia Shore, he's kept her "Don't Be Hatin'" philosophy firmly intact for when the new movie arrives in theaters on April 22. After all, anybody can dress up like Snooks (the past two Halloweens have been proof positive of that), but really, isn't it all about the 'tude?

Plus,
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The 2011 Summer Movie Season Begins Friday, March 4th

The 2011 Summer Movie Season Begins Friday, March 4th
We thought global warming was heating up the planet, but really it's Hollywood. They're making it summer all year long. The first weekend of May is generally considered the beginning of the summer movie season but, as those three months got more and more crowded, that date slowly crept into late April. Now, 2011 changes that like never before. So many potential blockbusters staked their claim on prime May, June and July 2011 release dates, in some cases, years in advance, Hollywood was forced to change its thinking more than usual. For the next two months, each and every weekend has at least one or two films that, in the past, would have easily been considered summer blockbusters and it all begins this Friday, March 4. So, is it crazy to say that the summer of 2011 begins in March? We don't think so. Look at the list of films opening between this week
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Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family Trailer

Lionsgate has released a teaser trailer for Tyler Perry's "Madea's Big Happy Family," starring Perry, Bow Wow, and Loretta Devine. The film is set to hit theaters on April 22nd. Check out the trailer below. Plot: Madea, everyone's favorite wise-cracking, take-no-prisoners grandma, jumps into action when her niece, Shirley, receives distressing news about her health. All Shirley wants is to gather her three adult children around her and share the news as a family. But Tammy, Kimberly and Byron are too distracted by their own problems: Tammy can't manage her unruly children or her broken marriage; Kimberly is gripped with anger and takes it out on her husband; and Byron, after spending two years in jail, is under pressure to deal drugs again. It's up to Madea, with the help of the equally rambunctious Aunt Bam, to gather the clan together and make things right the only way she
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