Having dominated the box-office this weekend with a whopping $41.1 million opening, it’s no surprise that Tyler Perry’s getting his Madea garb out yet again as quickly as possible
Production Weekly reports that Perry and distributor Lionsgate are racing forward with the film version of “I Can Do Bad All By Myself”.
That 1999 play was the first to star the 68 year-old gun-toting grandmother character and deals with Madea’s granddaughter regaining control of her life after she leaves her verbally abusive and cheating husband.
It was Perry’s next play, 2000’s “Diary of a Mad Black Woman”, that marked the first appearance of Madea on the big screen in 2005.
How quickly is the project moving? Filming apparently begins next month in Atlanta according to the usually reliable industry tracking site.
Perry’s adaptation of “Madea’s Class Reunion” was scheduled for 2010 and he stars in the upcoming drama “A Jazz Man’s Blues”. If the report is correct, that scheduling may have to change.