Trying to get back on her feet, wild child Tanya (Tiffany Haddish) looks to her buttoned-up, by the book sister Danica (Tika Sumpter) to help her get back on track. As these polar opposites collide — with hilarious and sometimes disastrous results — Tanya discovers that Danica’s picture-perfect life — including her mysterious boyfriend — may not be what it seems.

Tyler Perry to end ‘Madea’ franchise

Actor, filmmaker, comedian and playwright Tyler Perry is officially calling it quits on his “Madea” franchise, he announced during a SiriusXM interview Monday.

“I just don’t want to be her age [still] playing her,” he joked.

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The character Mabel Earlene “Madea” Simmons, played by Perry himself, first appeared as a 68-year-old in the 1999 stage play “I Can Do Bad All by Myself,” followed by the play and film, “Diary of a Mad Black Woman.”

According to Vanity Fair, Madea has appeared in dozens of productions since — and her films alone have grossed upwards of $500 million globally.

Perry wrapped up on the last series film, “Madea Family Funeral,” two years ago. The movie, set to premiere in March 2019, tells the story of a Georgia family reunion gone bad.

“Perhaps uncoincidentally, the forthcoming film will also mark the last collaboration between Perry and Lionsgate,” Vanity Fair reported. “The filmmaker has signed a deal with Viacom that will have him producing content across television, film, and short-form video platforms.”

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You can watch the full SiriusXM interview below:

Perry is also behind the soon-to-be-released Atlanta-filmed “Nobody’s Fool” featuring stars Tiffany Haddish and Tika Sumpter.

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Fiza Pirani
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Fiza Pirani is a web producer and writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She is also the editor behind AJC’s Pulse Magazine, a digital healthcare...
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