Tyler Perry returns as America’s favorite brash, no-holds-barred grandma in Lionsgate’s TYLER PERRY’S MADEA’S WITNESS PROTECTION, an outrageous culture clash comedy that also stars Eugene Levy, Denise Richards and Doris Roberts.
In the latest installment of his Madea franchise, Tyler tests his comedy skills by playing 3 characters.
For years, George Needleman (Levy), the gentle CFO of a Wall Street investment bank, if forced to flee town when he learns that his firm, Lockwise Industries, has been operating a mob-backed Ponzi scheme – and that he’s been set up as the fall guy.
Facing criminal charges and death threats from the mob, George and his entire family are put under witness protection in the safest place that Brian (Perry), a federal prosecutor from Atlanta, can think of…
His Aunt Madea’s house down South.
From a press release:
“As a result, Madea and her live-in brother, Uncle Joe (Perry), find themselves managing a completely dysfunctional family from Connecticut. But as George tries to solve the mystery behind Lockwise’s finances, Madea whips the Needlemans into shape using her hilarious brand of tough love. And together, they realize they just might have what it takes to unite George’s family, outsmart the mob and change everyone’s lives for the better.
Featuring Perry’s trademark blend of raucous comedy and emotional uplift, TYLER PERRY’S MADEA’S WITNESS PROTECTION is written and directed by Perry, and produced by Perry, Ozzie Areu and Paul Hall. The film also stars Romeo Miller, Tom Arnold, John Amos and Marla Gibbs. Lionsgate and TPS present, a TPS / Lionsgate production of a film by Tyler Perry.
TYLER PERRY’S MADEA’S WITNESS PROTECTION will open on Friday, June 29th, 2012.”