You may remember the movie, starring Tyler Perry, shot scenes in Akron (including Stan Hywet Hall and Glendale Cemetery) and in Cleveland last year. (You can find one of my stories about it here and some photos here.). It opens in October, but here's an early look:
The action drama was inspired by a character in a series of novels by James Patterson, and stars Tyler Perry. You will also see Perry on movie screens tomorrow in his latest production, "Madea's Witness Protection." In a recent email to fans, Perry explained the movie this way:
Just to let you know where this idea came from... I was sitting at dinner with a friend and I said to them, “the punishment for Bernie Madoff should have been that he had to move in with Madea." Isn’t the thought of that funny? Light bulbs went off in my head, so I wrote THE FUNNIEST Madea movie I’ve ever written. You’ll see! This movie is hilarious. It’s nonstop laughter. I sure hope you have plans to go out and take your family, friends, social and church groups to see MADEA’S WITNESS PROTECTION this weekend. The first weekend is so important. That’s how you’re judged in Hollywood. And that is how you can help me fight, by showing up at the movie theater this weekend.