Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Tiffany Haddish Snags Lead Role in Tyler Perry’s Comedy ‘The List’

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*Tyler Perry has cast Tiffany Haddish to star opposite Tika Sumpter and Omari Hardwick in his latest comedy “The List.”

Perry is directing from his own script and producing for Paramount Players, msn.com reports. Paramount Pictures launched Paramount Players in June, with veteran producer and executive Brian Robbins in charge.

Haddish will portray a wild woman who gets released from prison and reunites with her sister, played by Sumpter. Sumpter’s character is in an online relationship with a man that may be “catfishing” her. The studio has already set a Nov. 2 release date for the film.

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Tiffany stole the show while presenting at the Academy Awards on Sunday night when she appeared on stage with Maya Rudolph. Viewers took to social media to rave how the duo should host future award shows after their two-minute bit caught plenty of laughs.

Haddish is also gearing up to host the MTV Movie & TV Awards in June and star with Kevin Hart in Universal’s “Night School,” which will hit theaters on Sept. 14  

Paramount Players has also tapped Taraji P. Henson to star in “What Men Want,” a gender-bending remake of the comedy “What Women Want.” The studio also announced deals last week for a Gucci Mane biopic with Imagine Entertainment and a movie version of bestselling author David Arnold’s upcoming young adult novel “The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik.”

Haddish became the first black female stand-up comic to host “Saturday Night Live” last November. While wearing a $4,000 Alexander McQueen gown on the show, Tiffany said she would wear it as often as she could — and she did exactly that by wearing it again at this year’s Oscar’s. Haddish debuted the dress on the red carpet for the premiere of hit “Girls Trip.”

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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