March 20, 2009 at 03:35 PM EDT

Mary J. Blige will join Taraji P. Henson in Tyler Perry’s next Madea film, I Can Do Bad All by Myself, according to Variety. Based on Perry’s 1999 play of the same name, the Lionsgate film is the story of a woman, played by Henson, fighting to hold on to her husband, not knowing that he has moved in with her sister. The five-time Grammy winner, last seen on screen in a 2007 episode of Ghost Whisperer, will play a singer and friend of Henson’s character. Perry costars as Madea, and the film is due Sept. 11.

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