Thesp to re-team with Tyler Perry for pic
Exclusive: Thandie Newton is set to re-team with her “For Colored Girls” director Tyler Perry on Lionsgate’s romantic drama “Good Deeds.”Perry stars as Glen Deeds, an affluent and successful entrepreneur who’s about to get married when he becomes enamored by a down-on-her-luck single mom, who will be played by Newton. In addition to producing through his Tyler Perry Studios, the multihyphenate will direct from his own original script. Production is scheduled to start at the end of April in Atlanta. Lionsgate’s Wayne Levine, Wendy Jaffe and Robert Melnik negotiated the deal. Newton recently wrapped production on the indie thriller “The Retreat,” which co-stars Cillian Murphy and Jamie Bell. Newton is repped by WME and Untitled Entertainment, as well as by Independent Talent in the U.K.
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