Monday, April 21, 2008

Keshia Knight Pulliam Lands A Role In The New Tyler Perry Film

NEW YORK -- Little Rudy from "The Cosby Show" all grown up and playing a hooker? Yes indeed, thanks to Tyler Perry.

Keshia Knight Pulliam will star as an imprisoned prostitute in "Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail." Derek Luke also stars, along with Tamela Mann and David Mann.

The Lionsgate comedy centers on Madea (Perry), whose penchant for trouble-making lands her behind bars. She comes to the rescue of Candy (Pulliam), a fellow inmate preyed upon by a large woman named Big Sal. Luke is on track to play Joshua, an attorney who has a past with Candy.

Writer-director Perry, who based the film on his play, is producing the project with Reuben Cannon as well as playing multiple roles. He starred in a 2006 DVD presentation of the play. Filming is set to begin in mid-May in Atlanta, with a tentative early 2009 release planned.
Pulliam recently appeared in Perry's TBS series "House of Payne" and is launching an Atlanta-based production company for film and television projects that she has in development.

Luke, who made his screen debut as the title character in "Antwone Fisher," played opposite Robert Redford in "Lions for Lambs."

Pulliam is repped by Michael Greene & Associates. Luke is repped by WMA and Untitled Entertainment.


SODA said...

LAWD! not lil' Rudy as a HOE!!!!... I wanna see this movie I hope it sticks to the same story line as the play because I sooooo hated the direction Meet The Browns went

Mckinley said...

congrats to her. People need to see a new side of her rather than Rudy

AcousticSoul said...

Ever since Keshia finished Cosby and went on to graduate from Spellman in 2001, she has gradually started making her way back onto television and in movies.

Of course she spent most of her time growing up in front of must of America as Rudy Huxtable, so there's no way she'll be able to shake that. I mean the Cosby Show was the #1 television show for so many years.

I wish her much success. She deserves it.

Jeff0418 said...

I look forward to seeing this movie especially if it anything like the play. I am proud of Keshia Knight Pulliam for steeping out of "Rudy Huxtable's" shadow with her career choices.

slimm215 said...

well i never saw the whole play because all of the singing was getting on my damn nerves and when singing gets on MY nervers then there is a problem. I do love Keshia though so i might have to check it out.

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