Well, we know one black filmmaker who has very few problems getting films made. Despite his recent comments about the difficulty making in films with black casts, Tyler Perry just keeps churning them out.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Perry’s next film Madea’s Witness Protection will begin filming in Atlanta next week and will star Eugene Levy, Denis Richards, and Romeo Miller.
The film is about “a man (Levy) who, after his investment company goes belly up due to embezzling, is put in witness protection with his family, which is forced to move from a wealthy Connecticut neighborhood to Madea’s home in the South.”
Sounds–for lack of a better word–ridiculous.
What’s interesting about this film, however, seems to be Perry’s attempt to crossover by making a film with a non-black protagonist.
Madea’s Witness Protection also stars Doris Roberts, Devan Leos, Tom Arnold Danielle Campbell and is expected to hit theaters later this year.
*Hat tip to Shadow & Act