Blair Underwood and Henry Simmons (“NYPD Blue”) have been cast in Lions Gate’s “Madea’s Family Reunion,” set to begin shooting in July. Tyler Perry’s follow-up to “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” also stars Boris Kodjoe, Jenifer Lewis and Lynn Whitfield. Underwood will play a successful businessman, Simmons a man with a troubled past.

Both thesps will also be seen in Focus Features’ upcoming romantic comedy “Something New.”

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