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Tyler Perry Will Wear Dress Again in ‘Boo! A Madea Halloween’

Bella Thorne and Kian Lawley co-star in the film, which Lionsgate will release on October 21, 2016

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 Tyler Perry, one of the greatest creative forces in entertainment and a beloved and cherished member of our Lionsgate family,” said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-chairs Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger. “‘Boo! A Madea Halloween’ brings together two great Lionsgate traditions — Madea and a Halloween movie — and we know that audiences will find the combination outrageous, hilarious and unbeatable.”

Perry will reprise his role as Madea, and he’ll also play two additional characters alongside Bella Thorne as “Rain,” Cassi Davis as “Aunt Bam,” Patrice Lovely as “Hattie,” Andre Hall as “Quinton,” Yousef Erakat as “Jonathan,” Lexy Panterra as “Leah,” Diamond White as “Tiffany,” Liza Koshy as “Aday,” Brock O’Hurn as “Horse,” Jimmy Tatro as “Sean,” JC Caylen as “Mikey,” Kian Lawley as “Bean Boy” and Mike Tornabene as “Dino.”

Production is currently under way in Atlanta.