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June 2007


Former NBA player Rick Fox and Jenifer Lewis join Bassett in Tyler Perry's film.
by Wilson Morales

June 25, 2007

Exclusive News: Blackfilm.com has learned that former NBA player Rick Fox and Jenifer Lewis will be joing Angela Bassett and Tyler Perry in Perry's film adaptation of his stage plage, "Meet The Browns".

A single mother (Bassett) living in inner city Chicago, Brenda has been struggling for years to make ends meet and keep her three kids off the street. But when she's laid off with no warning, she starts losing hope for the first time -- until a letter arrives announcing the death of a father she's never met. Desperate for any kind of help, Brenda takes her family to Georgia for the funeral. But nothing could have prepared her for the Browns, her father's fun-loving, crass Southern clan. In a small-town world full of long afternoons and country fairs, Brenda struggles to get to know the family she never knew existed ... and finds a brand new romance that just might change her life.

Lewis will reprise her role that she played in "Madea's Family Reunion" as Milay Jenay Lori. She was last heard as the voice of Flo in the animated film, "Cars". Lewis will next be seen in "Who's Your Caddy?", with Big Boi, Sherri Shepherd, and Tamala Jones. She will also be seen in "Redrum" with Jill Marie Jones.

Fox currently has a recurring role on the FX TV show Dirt with Courtney Cox. He was last seen on the big screen in the indie film, "Mini's First Time" in 2006 opposite Alec Baldwin and Nikki Reed.

Meet the Browns is scheduled for an early 2008 release


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