Tyler Perry has joined the cast of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” sequel at Paramount Pictures and Platinum Dunes.
Perry will play scientist Baxter Stockman in the series. In the cartoon, Stockman was responsible for the creation of the robotic Mousers used to seek out and destroy sewer rats. Shredder learns of the invention and hires him to use the Mousers to destroy the turtles’ mentor Splinter.
Perry joins a cast that includes “Arrow” star Stephen Amell as Casey Jones, Megan Fox as April O’Neill and Will Arnett as Vernon Fenwick. It has previously been confirmed that both the mutant baddies Bebop and Rocksteady will appear in the film which David Green is directing.
Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec have penned the script and filming begins next month. Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form are producing.