Tyler Perry Prepping ‘Boo 2! A Madea Halloween’
Madea is returning! Tyler Perry is releasing his latest film, Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, October 20th. Perry will write, directs and star in Boo 2! with Cassi Davis and Patrice Lovely.
The first Boo! was a comedy horror film directed, written, starring and co-produced by Perry. The idea for the film originated from a fictitious Madea Halloween movie that was mentioned in Chris Rock’s 2014 film Top Five. It is the ninth in the Madea series, and it is the second Madea film (the first being Madea’s Witness Protection) to not be adapted from a stage play. The film was released on October 21, 2016 by Lionsgate, received generally negative reviews and grossed $74 million, making it the second-highest film of the Madea series.
Tyler Perry is an actor, comedian, filmmaker, writer, and songwriter, specializing in the gospel genre. Perry wrote and produced many stage plays during the 1990s and early 2000s. With new shows lined up, along with older successful shows, his net worth in 2017 is estimated to be $600 million.
Perry is known for both creating and performing as the Madea character, a tough elderly black woman. Perry also creates films, some produced as live recordings of stage plays, and others professionally filmed using full sets and locations with full editing. Perry is estimated to have earned around US$75 million by 2008. Many of Perry’s stage-play films have been subsequently adapted as professional films.
Perry has also created several television shows, his most successful of which is Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, a show that ran for eight seasons on TBS from June 21, 2006, to August 10, 2012. On October 2, 2012, Perry struck an exclusive multi-year partnership with Oprah Winfrey and her Oprah Winfrey Network. The partnership was largely for the purposes of bringing scripted television to the OWN network, Perry having had previous success in this department. Perry has created multiple scripted series for the network, the most successful being The Haves and the Have Nots.