Well, here it is, as we expected, after all the character posters and first-look images, the first trailer for Tina Gordon Chism’s We The Peeples – now titled Tyler Perry Presents Peeples – which stars Craig Robinson, David Alan Grier, Kerry Washington, S. Epatha Merkerson, Melvin Van Peebles, Diahann Carroll, and Kali Hawk.
Lionsgate set the release date for May 10, 2013.
Produced by Tyler Perry, Stephanie Allain (also director of the Los Angeles Film Festival) and Paul Hall, the film 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 full synopsis for 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.
Chism, who both wrote and directed the film, makes her feature directorial debut with this movie.
Lionsgate has released the first trailer which is embedded below. And let me just say that, while this looks like it could be entertaining, it really should’ve been released 2 years ago (the project was first announced in the summer of 2010), because after films like Jumping The Broom, Our Family Wedding and other similar black marriage romcoms, based on the trailer below, it feels too much like been-there-done-that enough already. But I’ll see it: