Angela Bassett to Meet the Browns


Angela Bassett will co-star with Tyler Perry in Lionsgate’s Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns, says The Hollywood Reporter.

This is Perry’s fifth film for the studio and his fourth as director. Production begins this summer at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta. “Browns” is slated for release early next year.

In this story about love and family, Bassett will play Brenda, a single mother living in inner-city Chicago who takes her family to Georgia for the funeral of her father, whom she never met. There, she is introduced to the Browns, her father’s fun-loving, crass Southern clan. Brenda also finds romance along the way.

The story is adapted by Perry from his stage play “Meet the Browns.” Perry will portray Madea and Uncle Joe in the film.