It’s certainly not a horror movie, but we do have some decidedly more “family friendly” Halloween news to report, as Tyler Perry has begun production on his newest film Boo! A Madea Halloween.
According to Variety, Tyler Perry (pictured above) will write, produce, direct, and star in the film, which 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 actually make the movie a reality.
Boo! A Madea Halloween, the ninnth film in Perry’s Madea franchise, 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 (pictured below; MTV’s Scream: The Series), 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.
Production is currently under way in Atlanta, Georgia, home to Tyler Perry Studios.
Lionsgate will release Boo! A Madea Halloween on October 21, 2016.
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