Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral gets a release date
Lionsgate has confirmed that Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral will be released on March 1, 2019. The film was previously going to be released this year; however, the date had not been set in stone.
In Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral, a joyous family reunion turns into a hilarious nightmare as Madea and the crew travel to backwoods Georgia and unexpectedly plan a funeral, which threatens to reveal sordid family secrets.
Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral is the eighth film in the franchise and will be the final film from Tyler Perry that is distributed by Lionsgate. This is not going to be the last we see from Perry however as he signed an exclusive deal with Viacom last year, which will have him working on content in television, film, and short-form video. Under the terms of the agreement, Perry will produce approximately 90 episodes annually of original drama and comedy series for BET and other Viacom networks, and Viacom will have exclusive licensing rights on this programming. In addition, Viacom will have exclusive distribution rights to Perry’s short-form video content.
The partnership on Perry’s TV and short-form video content to go into effect in May 2019, following the expiration of Perry’s exclusive agreement with OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Viacom’s agreement will extend through 2024.
Tyler Perry’s next film to be the released is The List, which stars Tiffany Haddish. The film It is set to be released on November 2 and is his first release from Paramount Players.