Tyler Perry is ready to make audiences across America howl with laughter again, when he hits cinemas with the new comedy 'Madea's Witness Protection' this weekend.
Perry, who is know for playing multiple roles in his films, will this time be relying on a little help for the new film, enlisting the help of such comedy stalwarts as Eugene Levy, Romeo Miller, Doris Roberts, Denise Richards and John Amos. In the film, the funny man plays a Wall Street patsy forced into hiding out with his family at long-time Perry incarnation Madea's home in Atlanta while federal agents are investigating his firm's Ponzi schemes. On top of his patsy role, he also plays the ill-tempered old Uncle Joe, a straight-laced federal prosecutor and, of course, Madea.
The character of Madea, as some of you may already know, started life as a supporting character in Perry's 2005 breakthrough melodrama 'Diary of a Mad Black Woman.' Since then she and Perry have taken a much less serious route and in 'Witness Protection,' we go on to learn a little more about her. This will look to follow on the tradition already started by Perry's work in the past, such as in the films 'Madea Goes to Jail' (2009) and 'Madea's Big Happy Family' (2011).