Nia Long, Amy Smart and Cocoa Brown line up for Lionsgate comedy

Tyler Perry has tapped Nia Long, Amy Smart, Zulay Henao, Cocoa Brown, Ryan Eggold, William Levy, Terry Crews and Eddie Cibrian to star in his next movie “Single Mom’s Club,” to be distributed by Lionsgate.

Wendi McLendon-Covey had been previously announced as a star in the movie, which began shooting Monday at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta with Perry directing from his own script.

Perry is producing the film with Ozzie Areu and Matt Moore through the Tyler Perry Studios banner. Lionsgate plans to release “Club” on Mother’s Day weekend on May 9, 2014.

Story follows a group of single mothers from different walks of life who are brought together by an incident at their chidlren’s school.

Perry’s 14th film, “Madea’s Witness Protection,” grossed over $65 million for Lionsgate this summer. His next film “Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor,” opens March 29.

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