Tyler Perry Studios has started production on a new Madea film titled “Boo! A Madea Halloween,” which Lionsgate will release on Oct. 21, 2016.
Perry will write, produce, direct and star in the latest Madea movie, which will also be produced by Ozzie Areu and Will Areu.
The film’s origins date back to when Perry and Chris Rock conspired to include a fictitious Madea Halloween movie in Rock’s film “Top Five.” Lionsgate then approached Perry and suggested that they make the movie for real.
This time around, Madea winds up in the middle of mayhem when she spends a hilarious, haunted Halloween fending off killers, paranormal poltergeists, ghosts, ghouls and zombies while keeping a watchful eye on a group of misbehaving teens.
“We are thrilled to reunite with the iconic
Perry will reprise his role as Madea, and he’ll also play two additional characters alongside Bella Thorne as “
Production is currently under way in Atlanta.