Tyler Perry is bringing some soul to the big screen - he has signed R&B superstar MARY J. BLIGE to star in his next movie I CAN DO BAD ALL BY MYSELF.
The filmmaker has cast the No More Drama hitmaker opposite Oscar-nominee Taraji P. Henson in the movie adapted from one of his early plays.
Blige will play a nightclub manager who is best pals with Henson's character.
It's the singer's first return to acting since she guest starred in U.S. TV hit Entourage in 2007.
The movie is slated for a September (09) release.