Writer/Director/ Tyler Perry has traveled a long, hard road to get where he is. But it’s more than paid off. The director now has 27 projects under his belt, with ‘Good Deeds,’ coming out February 24. The flick stars Thandie Newton, Eddie Cibrian, Gabriel Union and Rebecca Romijn.
Hollyscoop caught up with Perry at the ‘Good Deeds’ movie junket where we asked him who his dream costar was.
“Diana Ross,” Perry told us, without hesitation. And in fact, he revealed that he has some big plans in store.
“I have the perfect role for her,” Tyler told Hollyscoop. “And I haven’t shot that movie yet because I’m waiting for her to say yes.”
Well Halleluyer! So what’s it about? Don’t worry, Perry fills us in:
“It’s a jazz movie set in the 1940’s, and [Diana Ross] would play a jazz singer who runs a juke joint, and I just wish she would do it.”
As do we, Tyler. As do we.
If Tyler gets Diana on board, it would be a huge feat, as the singer hasn’t acted in anything since 1999, when she did a TV movie called ‘Double Platinum.’
Diana recently received the Lifetime Achievement award at the 54the annual Grammy Awards, though the celebration was a bit eclipsed by Whitney Houston’s death.
“It’s supposed to be the day of my celebration, but it’s hard to celebrate when there’s a loss like this,” Ross said as she accepted the award. “But I felt like if Clive [Davis] didn’t cancel it, then it was important that I be here.”
It was previously reported that upon hearing of Houston’s passing, Tyler Perry offered his private plane to carry her body from Los Angeles to New Jersey, where her funeral will be held.