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December 2007

Sanaa Lathan And Jennifer Hudson Added To 'Tyler Perry's the Family That Preys'

Source: Variety

January 18, 2008

Talk About Star Power! Seems Like Tyler Perry is getting ready ti hit another home run with with his latest casting news. According to Variety, Jennifer Hudson is negotiating to star in "Tyler Perry's the Family That Preys," a drama Perry wrote and will direct and star in for Lionsgate.

Sanaa Lathan, Kathy Bates, Alfre Woodard and Rockmond Dunbar are already set for the project, which begins shooting March 2 at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta.

Script focuses on two families from different sides of the tracks that become intimately involved in love and business.
"The Family That Preys" will be Perry's first film with a prominent storyline involving white characters. Perry will produce with Reuben Cannon.

Pic is Perry's sixth for Lionsgate. He scored his last hit with "Why Did I Get Married?" and will follow "The Family That Preys" by directing "Madea Goes to Jail," based on his stage play. Lionsgate opens Perry's "Meet the Browns" on March 21.

Jennifer Hudson's next film, her first since winning the Oscar for her performance in 'Dreamgirls', will be shown this summer when she's featured opposite Sarah Jessica Parker in 'Sex and the City: The Movie'. Lathan will next be seen in the film version of the Broadway play, 'A Raisin in the Sun', opposite Sean Combs and Phylicia Rashad. The film will be shown at Sundance this year before it airs on ABC Television in February.



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