Tyler Perry & DeVon Franklin To Produce Bible-Inspired Love Story Titled ‘R&B’

Tyler Perry, DeVon Franklin

Tyler Perry & DeVon Franklin To Produce Bible-Inspired Love Story Titled ‘R&B’

Are you ready to see some of your favorite bible tales reimagined into modern-day stories?

Media maven Tyler Perry and author/motivational speaker DeVon Franklin have teamed up to produce faith-based films for Netflix. Their exciting endeavor is part of Tyler Perry’s multi-year and multi-picture first-look deal at Netflix. One project subscribers of the streaming giant can expect to see from Tyler Perry and DeVon Franklin is a modernized version of the biblical story of Ruth and Boaz entitled “R&B.” The film’s synopsis notes it will take place in Tennessee and centers on a young woman who,

“escapes the Atlanta music scene to care for an elderly widowed woman and in the process finds the love of her life and gains the mother she never had.”

The film was written by Mike Elliott, who is known for films such as “Brown Sugar,” “Just Wright,” and “Like Mike,” and Cory Tynan. 

Tyler Perry

Speaking on his partnership with DeVon Franklin, Tyler Perry said,

I’m so excited to be working with DeVon on this and future projects. I think in this polarizing world, and at a time where the world seems to be growing colder everyday, we both share the common goal of wanting to spread some good. And there’s no better place than Netflix.”

DeVon Franklin, who made his producing debut for the 2014 Christian drama film “Heaven Is for Real,” added,

“Tyler and I have been great friends for over 15 years, so when he called me to team up on movies that can uplift the human spirit, I jumped at the chance and we couldn’t have a better partner than Netflix to help us inspire the world.”

DeVon Franklin

What are your thoughts on what Tyler Perry and DeVon Franklin are working on? Tell us in the comments below! 


Authored by: Twila-Amoure McDaniel