By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Successful filmmaker Tyler Perry is keeping very busy these days and cranking out the films and television shows that his fan base just can’t seem to get enough of. Although his recent stab at a serious role in the Alex Cross didn’t work out too well for Perry, there’s absolutely no doubt that he still has a certain kind of eye for creating comedies that will keep people coming out to the movie theaters in large numbers. Although he does have a drama coming out pretty soon (Temptation) which will star Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Vanessa Williams, Brandy Norwood, and Kim Kadashian; his upcoming comedy “Peeples” looks to be very promising from the looks of the trailer the studio recently released.
The movie’s plot appears to be very similar to Ben Stiller’s very hilarious Meet the Parents, but not quite. The statement released regarding the film (which was posted on the movie’s official Facebook page) sums up the plot:
“Sparks fly when Wade Walker (Craig Robinson) crashes the preppy Peeples annual reunion in the Hamptons to ask for their precious daughter Grace’s (Kerry Washington) hand in marriage. Wade might be a fish-out-of-water among this seemingly perfect East Coast clan, but he’s not about to let himself flounder. Instead, in a wild weekend of fun, dysfunction and hilarious surprises, Wade is about to discover there’s room for all kinds of Peeples in this family, no matter their differences. Writer and first-time director Tina Gordon Chism (writer of DRUMLINE) joins forces with Tyler Perry to present a laugh-out-loud look at the family ties that freak us out . . . but bind us together with love.
Tyler Perry Presents “PEEPLES” stars Craig Robinson, Kerry Washington, David Alan Grier, S. Epatha Merkerson, Tyler Williams, Melvin Van Peebles, and Diahann Carroll, and is written and directed by Tina Gordon Chism. PEEPLES is a presentation of Lionsgate and 34th Street Films, and a 34th Street Films /Stephanie Allain/Paul Hall/Lionsgate production.”
The film’s release date is set for May 10. Perry did not direct or write the film, but he is credited as the film’s producer.
Check out the extended trailer below: