Company in final talks to distribute multihyphenate's next film
James Patterson. Pic is the first Perry will star in that he hasn’t written, directed and produced, but Summit is hoping his sizable fanbase will come out to support him in the sort of mid-budget thriller that studios rarely make these days. As writer, director and producer, Perry recently wrapped Lions-gate’s drama “The Marriage Counselor.” Pic, which co-stars Kim Kardashian, is skedded for release March 29. Just a few weeks later, Lionsgate will release the Perry-produced comedy “We the Peeples” on May 10. Perry remains active on the TV side, recently transitioning from TBS to Oprah Winfrey’s cable network OWN, where he’ll launch two new series next year, serving as writer, director and exec producer. Since 2007, he has produced a trio of series for TBS and Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury syndication arm, including “House of Payne,” “Meet the Browns” and “For Better or Worse.” Perry is repped by WME and attorney Matt Johnson of Ziffren Brittenham.
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