Madea Returns in 'Big Happy Family'
by Ray Subers
Tyler Perry as Madea in Madea Goes to Jail
April 28, 2010
In addition to the massive Universal release schedule announcements from this morning, a wave of other noteworthy changes streamed in this afternoon.
Lionsgate announced that
, featuring Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family Perry cross-dressing as the title character Madea for the sixth time, will be released April 22, 2011. Perry's nine movies have made a combined $480 million, and his most recent, , has grossed $57.7 million so far. With Perry's Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too? scheduled for release Jan. 14, 2011, Perry now has two movies scheduled for the first half of 2011. That three-month gap between movies is not only the smallest yet for Perry but represents the smallest for a major director's work since For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf Steven Soderbergh released and Gray's Anatomy three weeks apart back in 1997. Schizopolis
While it was unofficially announced yesterday, Sony today officially shuffled Columbia/MGM's
, starring Zookeeper Kevin James, from October 8, 2010 to July 8, 2011. The comedy is the only release currently scheduled on that date, and it is sandwiched between on July 1 and Transformers 3 on July 15. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part Two)
Meanwhile, Warner Bros. moved comedy
from the crowded Dec. 22 slot to the more manageable Oct. 8. There, the Life as We Know It Katherine Heigl/ Josh Duhamel movie will face sports drama . Warner Bros. also announced that action thriller Secretariat , from first time scribe Aaron Guzikowski, will no longer be released on Oct. 22. The movie is now unscheduled, as producers attempt to find a director and round out a cast that currently features The Prisoners Leonardo DiCaprio.
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