TYLER PERRY casting news
March 5, 2007
With Janet Janet, Sharon Leal, and Jill Scott on board already with Tyler Perry for his next film, "Why Did I Get Married", blackfilm.com is reporting that Tasha Smith (Daddy's Little Girls), Michael Jai White, Richard T. Jones, and Malik Yoba will also be joining the cast.
"Why Did I Get Married" is the fourth film for Tyler Perry, and revolves around a couple who go away with friends every winter to examine their marriages in a group setting. One of the wives brings along a sexy young temptress who causes plenty of trouble for the couples.
Smith is currently appearing in "Daddy's Little Girls" opposite Gabrielle Union and Idris Elba. Yoba has mostly been seen on TV with appearances on "Girlfriends" and "Arrested Development". His last film that received notice was "Criminal" opposire John C. Reilly and Diego Luna. Richard T. Jones has also been in TV episodes of "Girlfriends", "Las Vegas", "Dirt" and will appear in "The Sarah Connor Chronicles" opposite Lena Headey of "300". Micahel J. White is currently starring "Undisputed II: Last Man Standing", which is out on DVD and has done some voiceover work on "Justice League Heroes" and "Spawn: The Animation".
Since its Feb. 14 release, Perry's latest film, "Daddy's Little Girls" has grossed $28.3 million dollars to date.
"Why Did I Get Married" begins shooting March 5 in Whistler, British Columbia with Perry writing and directing the film. Lionsgate will release the film in 2008.
Janet Jackson joins Perry's latest film