Tyler Perry will write, produce, direct and star in “Boo! A Madea Halloween” for Lionsgate with production having just gotten underway in Atlanta ahead of an October 21st release.
Perry and Chris Rock originated the idea as a joke – a fictitious Madea Halloween movie which appeared in Rock’s 2014 film “Top Five”.
Lionsgate then approached Perry and suggested that they actually make the movie which will be the ninth Madea film since the release of the first – “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” – back in 2005.
Set on Halloween night, Madea will keep a watchful eye on a group of misbehaving teens and must fend off killers, paranormal poltergeists, ghosts, ghouls and zombies while
Bella Thorne, Cassi Davis, Patrice Lovely, Andre Hall and Yousef Erakat also star while Ozzie Areu and Will Areu will produce.