Tyler Perry is at it again. The mogul is producing, writing and directing an upcoming flick, “Single Mom’s Club,” which will feature Nia Long along with Wendi McLendon-Covey (“Bridesmaids” and “Reno:911”) and Zulay Henao.
The film, which opens in May 2014, follows single mothers with varied backgrounds and experiences who cross paths after an incident at their childrens’ school. The mothers create a support group where they help each other through the challenges of motherhood as single women. Long will star as ‘Lydia,’ McLendon-Covey will play ‘Jan’ and Henao’s character is named ‘Esperanza.’ William Levy and Tyler Perry are playing the male lead roles. The film will go into production at the end of November.
The diverse cast should draw a broad demographic, which will be great for expanding Tyler Perry’s audience. We can only hope the film celebrates the tenacity and strength of single mothers, without slamming men in the process (arguably a theme in Perry’s films).