Tyler Perry’s movies always make an assload of cash, but one of the knocks on him is always that for someone whose films people clearly respond to, you just wish he’d put a little more care into each individual project instead of just pumping them out. One that note, with Madea Goes to Jail currently in its third week of release, Lionsgate has already greenlit his next two projects.
First up, is “Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself,” followed by “Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too.” Perry will write, direct and star in both features. Taraji P. Henson, Oscar nominated for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” also will star in “Bad,” which will begin principal photography on March 16 at the new Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta. “Bad” is scheduled for nationwide release on Sept. 11. “Why Did I Get Married?” will begin filming this year for release on April 2, 2010. [THR]
Wow, he can sure churn these out, can’t he? It’s almost as if all his movies were the same formulaic, poorly disguised sermon with interchangeable characters and situations or something.