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Tyler Perry returns as America’s favorite brash, no-holds-barred grandma in Lionsgate’s ‘Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection’, an outrageous culture clash comedy that also stars Eugene Levy, Denise Richards and Doris Roberts.
For years, George Needleman (Levy), the gentle CFO of a Wall Street investment bank, has been living with his head in the clouds. His frustrated second wife, Kate (Richards), has reached her limit taking care of his senile mother, Barbara (Roberts). His teenage daughter, Cindy (Danielle Campbell), is spoiled beyond hope and his seven-year-old son, Howie (Devan Leos), wishes his father were around more. But George is finally forced to wake up when he learns that his firm, Lockwise Industries, has been operating a mob-backed Ponzi scheme – and that he’s been set up as the fall guy.
Facing criminal charges and death threats from the mob, George and his entire family are put under witness protection in the safest place that Brian (Perry), a federal prosecutor from Atlanta, can think of…
His Aunt Madea’s house down South.
As a result, Madea and her live-in brother, Uncle Joe (Perry), find themselves managing a completely dysfunctional family from Connecticut. But as George tries to solve the mystery behind Lockwise’s finances, Madea whips the Needlemans into shape using her hilarious brand of tough love. And together, they realize they just might have what it takes to unite George’s family, outsmart the mob and change everyone’s lives for the better.
Featuring Perry’s trademark blend of raucous comedy and emotional uplift, ‘Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection’ is written and directed by Perry, and produced by Perry, Ozzie Areu and Paul Hall. The film also stars Romeo Miller, Tom Arnold, John Amos and Marla Gibbs.
But the buck does not stop there as Tyler Perry’s 24th Street Films is behind another of next year’s family-gone-wrong comedies. Wade Walker is eager to propose to his girlfriend, Grace Peeples. But after a year of living together, the beautiful, successful Grace is still cagey about introducing average guy Wade to her ambitious, upper crust family. So when Grace leaves for an annual reunion at her parents’ swanky Sag Harbor compound, Wade decides to crash the gathering, charm his soon-to-be in-laws and slip a ring on Grace’s finger.
However Wade’s plans go hilariously awry when he meets the high-powered, seemingly picture-perfect family who’ll do whatever it takes to keep up appearances. Wade soon finds himself caught in a web of white lies and comic dysfunction, and realizes that his only hope of ever marrying Grace means a take-no-prisoners face-off with Judge Peeples, Grace’s disapproving dad who won’t accept anything less than the very best for his favorite daughter.
A laugh-out-loud comedy about the lies that bind, Lionsgate’s and Tyler Perry’s 34th Street Films ‘We the Peeples’ stars Craig Robinson (“The Office,” ‘Hot Tub Time Machine’), Kerry Washington (‘I Think I Love My Wife’, ‘Lakeview Terrace’), David Alan Grier (“Chocolate News,” “My Wife and Kids”), S. Epatha Merkerson (“Law and Order”), Diahann Carol and Melvin Van Peebles. ‘We the Peeples’ is written and directed by Tina Gordon Chism.
Image Courtesy of Madea’s Witness Protection