*Whoopi Goldberg will join Tiffany Haddish, Tika Sumpter and Omari Hardwick in Tyler Perry’s next film, “The List.”
Perry made the announcement with Whoopi on Monday (March 26) while promoting his current film “Acrimony” on “The View,” which Goldberg has moderated for more than a decade. (Watch the announcement above.)
Due Nov. 2 from Paramount Players, “The List” stars Haddish as 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.
Paramount Pictures launched Paramount Players in June, with veteran producer and executive Brian Robbins at the helm, according to Variety. Robbins is working with Viacom’s Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, and BET to generate projects, while the new division focuses on contemporary properties.
In October, Paramount Players acquired rights and set a Jan. 4, 2019, release date to the psychological horror movie “Eli” — its first film to go into production. It also tapped “Acrimony” star Taraji P. Henson to star in “What Men Want,” a gender-bending remake of the Paramount comedy “What Women Want,” and announced deals last month for a Gucci Mane biopic with Imagine Entertainment.