Tyler Perry may be hanging up the Madea costumes and putting his plays on hold but he is more than ready to crank out more movies back to back. Right after wrapping work on “Alex Cross” and preparing to release the much talked about film (mostly because of Kim Kardashian’s inclusion) “The Marriage Counselor” next year, Tyler Perry already has his next project idea nailed down, the “Single Mom’s Club.”
According to Variety:
Perry is expected to write, direct, produce and star in the pic, which follows a group of single mothers from different walks of life who are brought together by an incident at their children’s school. They bond and create a support group that helps them find comedy in the obstacles of life, as well as their inner strength to overcome their personal challenges.
Perry will produce along with Ozzie Areu and Matt Moore. Production is expected to start next month in Atlanta, where Perry’s shingle is based.
I love a good Tyler Perry movie — when Madea isn’t around — but I also understand the criticisms of them and wonder if he would just take a little more time putting his films out, would that be time well spent making the movies more dimensional, interesting, and engaging.
Next year, “The Marriage Counselor” is slated for a March 29 release and less than two months later, the Tyler Perry-produced comedy, “We the Peeples,” will hit theaters. At that rate, I wouldn’t be surprised if “Single Mom’s Club” was out by next Fall. That is a lot of work, not to mention the TBS sitcoms Tyler has on his plate and his new partnership with Oprah. I definitely love the hustle, but Tyler seems highly focused on quantity over quality and he might be spreading himself a little thin.
All that said, I’m sure I’ll have my black tale at the theater for at least one or two of his flicks next year.
What do you think about the “Single Mom’s Club” idea?