Tyler Perry returns to work this month to shoot “Madea’s Big Happy Family”


Atlanta filmmaker Tyler Perry’s recent Hawaiian vacation was apparently short-lived.

The director swings back onto the set this month with plans to shoot a film adaptation of his latest play, “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family.”

For those keeping score at home, this marks Perry’s second film shoot of the summer.

Last month, local filming wrapped on the southwest Atlanta movie and TV studio owner’s film adaptation of Ntozake Shange‘s “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf.”

“Madea’s Big Happy Family,” with Perry reprising the padded role of his pistol-packing matriarch, is set to shoot here this month and next.

Tyler Perry Studios is currently seeking “African-American, Caucasian, Hispanic, Asian and Middle Eastern males and females who are 21 years of age and up” to serve as extras on the upcoming shoot as long as you exude proper “set etiquette.”

According to the studio’s CraigsList ad, prospective extras need to send along a current color photo, a resume, height and weight and date of birth  to the following email address: tpsextras1@gmail.com or mail it to TPS/Extras Casting, Att: Madea’s Big Happy Family, Heather Bivens/Brittany Grooms, 541 10th Street, #172, Atlanta, GA 30318.

TPS has also set up a new Facebook Extras Casting page and a Twitter account to keep potential extras updated on shoot details and opportunities.

And post-shoot in September?

Perry is booked to recite the same dialogue hundreds of more times live on stage as the second leg of “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family” theatrical run tours the country throughout the fall.