*Earlier this week when Romeo Miller Tweeted: “Got offered the lead n Tyler Perry’s next movie. This should be fun ha…” — we knew something was going down, but not the specifics. Now we know.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mr. Miller, along with Denise Richards and Eugene Levy and more will star alongside Perry in “Madea’s Witness Protection.” Shooting starts this coming week at Perry’s studios in Atlanta.
Levy will play a man who, after his investment company goes belly up due to embezzling, is put in witness protection with his family, which is forced to move from a wealthy Connecticut neighborhood to Madea’s home in the South. Richards is set to play Levy’s wife. Miller, 22, will play a man who believes Levy is responsible for his church’s investments being wiped out and wants to take the law into his own hands, writes The Reporter.
Also in the cast are Doris Roberts, Devan Leos, Tom Arnold and Danielle Campbell. Perry, who wrote the script and is directing, produces with Paul Hall and Ozzie Areu.
Miller’s last on screen appearance was in “Jumping the Broom,” in which he played the young buck vying for the attention of an older lady played by Tasha Smith. Of course we all know his father Percy Miller, who at one time was known as the rapper and actor, Master P.
On another note, remember when the “Madea” movies were all black? Interestingly, the casting of this film reflects what Perry stated recently about all-black-cast films becoming extinct because they don’t “travel” (not successful) outside the US.
Obviously Tyler Perry practices what he preaches.