Tyler Perry To “Take” Dwayne Johnson

Here’s a strange and rather disturbing pairing – The Rock and Madea. Deadline reports that Lionsgate is in negotiations to acquire the comedy “Take My Wife” which would team Dwayne Johnson and Tyler Perry.

Perry will play a recently divorced man who tries to get out of paying alimony by setting up his ex with a new husband. After transforming a rough-around-the-edges guy (Johnson) into her ideal mate, he finds he’s falling in love with his wife again and must soon compete for her affections.

The role of the wife has yet to be cast (Seann William Scott gets my vote). Aside from a cameo in “Star Trek”, this would mark Perry’s first major role in a project that he didn’t write.

Greg Coolidge and Kirk Ward penned the script. Perry will produce along with Matt Moore and Ozzie Areu.