Monday, April 21, 2008

KESHIA KNIGHT PULLIAM TO PLAY IMPRISONED PROSTITUTE IN TYLER PERRY'S 'MADEA GOES TO JAIL' FILM.

I knew it was just a matter of time before Keshia Knight Pulliam landed a role in an upcoming Tyler Perry film. How? She's made more than one guest appearance on Perry's TBS sitcom series, House of Payne. And sooner or later, the folks who either star or have guest starred on House of Payne almost always end up in a Perry film (i.e. Lance Gross, China Anne McClain, Lamman Ruker....). Anyhoo, Pulliam, best known as little Rudy Huxtable from the sitcom The Cosby Show, will play a major role in Perry's film adaptation of his popular stage play Madea Goes to Jail. This marks Pulliam's first major big-screen role ever. The 29-year-old actress will portray an imprisoned prostitute who comes to learn valuable life lessons from new inmate Madea, the gun-toting grandma played by Perry himself. Madea arrives on Candy's cell block after her arrest for stealing gas and leading police on a freeway chase. During her incarceration, Candy convinces Madea to take custody of her wayward daughter Toni once she is set free. Actor Derek Luke will play an attorney who has a past with Candy.

The film will also star husband and wife team, David and Tamela Manning and is scheduled to begin filming next month in Atlanta for an early 2009 release. Pulliam, who earned a sociology degree from Spelman College, is currently launching an Atlanta-based production company for film and television projects that she has in development. I just hope her performance in Madea Goes to Jail is better than her performance in Beauty Shop.
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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO THOUGHT SHE SUCKED IN BEAUTY SHOP! I HOPE SHE BRING THE PAIN ON THIS ONE. IT SOUNDS LIKE A BIG ROLE FOR HER. MAKE YOUR (TV) DADDY PROUD, 'RUDY'! LOL!

Princess said...

Personally this role sounds just right for Maia Campbell. Right up her alley if she can get herself straight.

Anonymous said...

She has really grown up to be a cutie but her acting skills suck these days. Lord willing she will get some assistance and bring it on.

lilkunta said...

Good 4 her. I guess it was smart 2 move to Atl.

SG: Where is Maia Campbell?

Chi-Chi said...

SG, you've been tagged!

SouthernBlackGurl said...

Chi-Chi, I clicked on your tagged link. I had no idea what that was! Now i got to go and make a rough draft before I tag someone else! LOL!

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