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Tyler Perry inks deal for two more movies with Lionsgate

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Tyler Perry, the man behind the nation’s current top movie, Madea Goes to Jail, has reached an agreement to reteam with Lionsgate on his next two features, Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All by Myself and Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too.

I Can Do Bad All by Myself is based on one of Perry’s plays and features his popular character Madea. It will start shooting in two weeks at the new Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta and is due out in September 2009. The sequel Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too will go into production later this year and should be released on Easter weekend in 2010. The seven movies that Perry has already released via Lionsgate have grossed more than $350 million at the domestic box office.