Lionsgate has acquired the rights to Tyler Perry’s next two films “The Family That Preys Together” and “Madea Goes to Jail”.
This makes them the sixth and seventh motion pictures teaming Perry with Lionsgate. Perry will direct “Family” from his original screenplay and will play one of the film’s major roles.
Additionally, he will direct and reprise his role as the title character in “Madea Goes to Jail,” an adaptation of Perry’s play about a series of events that occur after Madea spends a night in jail.
Both films are scheduled to begin production in the spring.