We just discovered that film maker Tyler Perry is at it again and he is preparing to launch another of his plays into a film! This titme we hear that the film is titled The Marriage Counselor. Here is the exclusive from Variety;
EXCLUSIVE: Tyler Perry is in pre-prorduction on a feature version of his play “The Marriage Counselor” through his deal with Lionsgate.
Production will begin Oct. 25 with Perry and partners Ozzie Arau and Paul Hall producing. No cast has been attached.
“The Marriage Counselor,” the 10th play by Perry, opened in 2008. Story centers on a married couple — an accountant and his wife, an Ivy League-educated marriage counselor who gives marital advice but finds it difficult to address issues with her own marriage.
In March, Lionsgate extended its first-look pact with Perry for film and homevid for at least two years, continuing a partnership that dates to 2005. The deal calls for Perry to deliver at least two more “Madea” movies, among other possible pics.
Perry’s 11 films for Lionsgate over the past six years have grossed nearly $600 million at the North American box office. His DVDs have sold more than 40 million units.
The most recent Perry film, “Madea’s Big Happy Family,” opened on April 22 and took in $53 million.
Perry’s debut play, “I Know I’ve Been Changed” was performed first in 1992. He bowed the Madea character in 2000’s play “I Can Do Bad all by Myself,” leading to 2005’s “Diary of a Mad Black Woman.”
Perry followed with “Madea’s Family Reunion,” “Daddy’s Little Girls,” “Why Did I Get Married?,” “Meet the Browns,” “The Family That Preys,” “I Can Do Bad all by Myself,” “Why Did I Get Married Too?” and “For Colored Girls.”
Perry also produces the TV series “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” and “Meet The Browns” for TBS and first-run syndication. Both skeins are distribbed by Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury syndication arm.
Perry’s repped by WME.
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