Well, it’s about time we heard something about Tina Gordon Chism’s We The Peeples, which stars Craig Robinson, David Alan Grier, Kerry Washington, S. Epatha Merkerson, Melvin Van Peebles, Diahann Carroll, and Kali Hawk, and centers on Robinson’s character, a young man enduring the weekend from hell when he surprises his girlfriend by showing up to meet her parents.
The film was produced by Tyler Perry, but is all Chism, who both wrote and directed the film, her feature directorial debut.
Lionsgate will release the film on March 29th, 2013!
Why so far in the future, especially since the film was actually shot last year, and, by all accounts, should’ve been done by now? I have no idea. Could be a scheduling matter; could be that the film isn’t very good, and maybe some reshoots or re-something are planned; could be… a number of other things that we just don’t know about.
I thought this would be released this year; latest, 2012. But we’ll have to wait until 2013.
Ah well… at least we have The Marriage Counselor to look forward to in 2012 :)
Lionsgate also announced a release date for that film which was written and directed by Tyler Perry (though he doesn’t star), based on one of his stage plays, and stars Jurnee Smollett, Vanessa Williams and Brandy Norwood.
It’ll be in theaters on July 27th, 2012, right in the middle of summer.
By the way, the full synopsis for We The Peeples reads:
Wade Walker is eager to propose to his girlfriend, Grace Peeples. But after a year of living together, the beautiful, successful Grace is still cagey about introducing average guy Wade to her ambitious, upper crust family. So when Grace leaves for an annual reunion at her parents’ swanky Sag Harbor compound, Wade decides to crash the gathering, charm his soon-to-be in-laws and slip a ring on Grace’s finger. However Wade’s plans go hilariously awry when he meets the high-powered, seemingly picture-perfect family who’ll do whatever it takes to keep up appearances. Wade soon finds himself caught in a web of white lies and comic dysfunction, and realizes that his only hope of ever marrying Grace means a take-no-prisoners face-off with Judge Peeples, Grace’s disapproving dad who won’t accept anything less than the very best for his favorite daughter.
Somewhat similar class struggles as we saw in Jumping the Broom.
And by the way, Lionsgate is titling it as Tyler Perry Presents We The Peeples. Groan…
I guess we shouldn’t expect a trailer for that for a little while.