In the 2014 comedy flick Top Five from Chris Rock, a joke was made about Tyler Perry‘s Madea character starring in a Halloween-themed thriller. Just in case you’re in the market for such a film, Perry will reprise the beloved character once more in the film scheduled to be released this coming fall.
Tyler Perry Studios has started production on “Boo! A Madea Halloween” with Lionsgate releasing the comedy on Oct. 21.
Tyler Perry will write, produce, direct and star. Ozzie Areu and Will Areu will also be producers on the film.
The film originated from Perry and Chris Rock including a fictitious Madea Halloween movie in Rock’s 2014 film “Top Five.” Lionsgate then approached Perry and suggested that they make the movie.
“Boo! A Madea Halloween” will see Madea spending Halloween fending off killers, paranormal poltergeists, ghosts, ghouls and zombies while keeping a watchful eye on a group of misbehaving teens.
The film will also star Bella Thorne, Cassi Davis, Patrice Lovely, Andre Hall, Yousef Erakat, Lexy Panterra, Diamond White, Liza Koshy, Brock O’Hurn, Jimmy Tatro, JC Caylen, Kian Lawley and Mike Tornabene.
Perry has already gone on record stating he doesn’t care what critics think of his end product. Amazingly, the support the director gets from his films that many have considered middling has always been astonishing.