A White Christmas For Real: Tyler Perry Preps “A Madea Christmas” With Larry The Cable Guy And Chad Michael Murray

January 18, 2013  |  

It’s 2013, and just when you thought you were safe, news breaks that Madea will be back for another year of foolery. *sighs*

Tyler Perry has announced his new project, A Madea Christmas. The movie will hit theaters on December 13 of this year, and per the usual, Perry will continue to write, direct, and star as crazy Mabel “Madea” Simmons. This is not out of the ordinary. But it seems by the casting that Perry wants to continue to diversify the people in his projects as opposed to just continuing to cast black people and appealing solely to the black audience (particularly, black women). It all started changing with Madea’s Witness Protection, and it continues with A Madea Christmas. According to Shadow and Act, the cast will include everyone from the comical Larry The Cable Guy (“Git-R-Done!”), former One Tree Hill star, Chad Michael Murray, Kathy Najimy from throwback Hocus Pocus and Sister Act fame, and actor Eric Lively, who is the brother of former Gossip Girl star Blake Lively. If it helps, actress Tika Sumpter will also reportedly be part of the cast according to Shadow and Act…so that’s one if you were keeping count. This is a big contrast from the stage play cast, which featured Cheryl Pepsi Riley and a bevvy of other black stars. But hey, this movie is in the early stages, so things could change.

As for the plot of the movie, Madea helps a friend visit her daughter in the country for the holidays, but when they get there, the run into some very “interesting” people and scenarios that we’re sure Madea will cuss out and pull a gun on for sh**s and giggles. As the synopsis says, “As the small, rural town prepares for its annual Christmas Carnival, new secrets are revealed and old relationships are tested while Madea dishes her own brand of Christmas Spirit to all.”

But of course. Would you check out the movie based on the story and the cast so far? While I’m all for Tyler trying to do what he can do to reach the mainstream audience and that mainstream money, it’s going to be hard with these same ‘ol, same ‘ol storylines. And the last thing he wants to do is start alienating the audience who has gone out of their way to spend their hard-earned money on his films. I’m all for mixing it up, but hopefully he can do so more evenly. Just saying…



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  • Gigi

    Lisa Welcher, Blair from the Facts of Life and of recent Survivor fame, will be in the movie too.

  • Funny how diversifying your cast means adding more white people, as if movies these days don’t have enough white people. *eye roll*. Interesting I never watched his movies when they were 100% black, still won’t watch them now.

  • Come on Christmas 2013!

  • IllyPhilly

    I don’t remember who said it, but we’re getting closer and closer to that, Madea goes to Walmart movie.

  • Shaybaby

    Please make it stop! Here’s hoping Madea shoots herself with her own gun SMDH…

    • IllyPhilly


  • baddvixentype

    chad could get it.

  • And let the T.P. stans say, “at least he’s employing black actors”

  • Love_Sexy

    I applaud Tyler Perry for becoming a hugh success in the entertainment industry however I have not been happy with the work he has presented lately. i am all for having a diverse cast but his stories have been very stale, boring and repetious.

  • Kourtney

    All his movies have the same story line. Single mother, left by husband, was raped/molested by family member, gun toting Madea comes in and gives her words of wisdom to live by. I can’t deal.

    • Love_Sexy

      Thats exactly what I was trying to point out in my comment. You nailed it!

    • “I’ma black woman and I’m mad as hell” …Lmfao

  • sabrina

    i might be the only one, but i would go see this…

  • kierah

    Now we Black people can finally state that TP’s Madea movies are pretty much garbage without feeling like a traitor to the race (or receiving threats of bodily harm).
    You know a lot of you have been thinking in for a while now, but you won’t have to fall back on the “but he’s employing so many Black actors!” line.

    • IllyPhilly


    • realadulttalk

      I’ve always said I cannot get down with his level of buffoonery.