Cosby Show’s Rudy Joins Madea

Keshia Knight Pulliam (Little Rudy from “The Cosby Show”) will star as an imprisoned prostitute in “Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail” says Reuters.

The Lionsgate comedy, based on Perry’s play, centers on Madea (Perry), whose penchant for trouble-making lands her behind bars.

She comes to the rescue of Candy (Pulliam), a fellow inmate preyed upon by a large woman named Big Sal.

Derek Luke is on track to play Joshua, an attorney who has a past with Candy. Tamela Mann and David Mann also star.

Perry is producing as well as playing multiple roles. Filming is set to begin in mid-May in Atlanta for an early 2009 release.