Tyler Perry to Play Colin Powell

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Rumor has it that actor, playwright and producer Tyler Perry best known for his popular and profitable “Madea” movie franchise, just landed a surprising new role. Perry will play retired four-star Gen. Colin Powell in the as-yet-to-be titled Dick Cheney project, according to Deadline.

Perry will co-star alongside Christian Bale as Cheney and Steve Carell as Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.  Perry, who has proven his movie mettle in non-Madea flicks such as “Gone Girl” and “Alex Cross,” will become the former secretary of state during the drama of the President George W. Bush years.

Powell is the four-star general who as Bush Administration Secretary of State pressed the case for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, based on intelligence that Saddam Hussein was manufacturing weapons of mass destruction. None of the weapons Powell cited in his presentation to the United Nations was recovered after Iraq was routed.   The film, written and directed by comedy vet Adam McKay, is a story about American power, according to the screenwriter.

The film, which is being produced by Annapurna Pictures, Plan B and Gary Sanchez, is in production. Perry wrote, directed and stars in Tyler Perry’s Boo 2: A Madea Halloween, which Lionsgate releases October 20. WME reps him.

Source: Deadline

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