What You Need To Know: Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry’s next film is a thriller, reports say

Tyler Perry is known for bringing the funny in his comedic films, but he’s shifting gears for his upcoming project, according to reports. He’s taking on a thriller. 

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The Atlantan is partnering with Paramount Pictures to develop a movie titled “I Am Yours,” Variety reports. He’ll also be collaborating with Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller, the men behind “A Quiet Place.”

Although the story line has not been announced, filmmakers have revealed there is stalking element reminiscent of “Fatal Attraction.”

While several of Perry’s films feature the hilarious character Madea, this isn’t his first time making a thriller. In March, “Acrimony,” starring Taraji P. Henson, was released. It followed a woman who became enraged after discovering that her husband betrayed her. 

In November, his flick “Nobody’s Fool,” starring Tiffany Haddish and Tika Sumpter, will hit theaters. The comedy, filmed in Atlanta, is about a woman who has recently been released from prison. Check out one of the first look photos below.

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Najja Parker
Najja Parker
Najja Parker is a writer and online content producer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution