Tyler Perry's 'A Madea Family Funeral' trailer teases the end

Lionsgate has just released the first trailer for “Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral” and it heralds the end of Perry’s popular leading lady. In an interview with Sirius XM earlier this week, the multi-hypenate talent revealed that “Family Funeral” will be the very last Madea movie.

In “Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral,” a joyous family reunion turns into a hilarious nightmare as Madea and the crew travel to backwoods Georgia and unexpectedly plan a funeral, which threatens to reveal sordid family secrets.

Mabel “Madea” Simmons was created in 1999 for Tyler Perry’s stage play “I Can Do Bad All by Myself”. Perry returned to the character two years later with the play “Diary of Mad Black Woman” which, in 2005, became the basis for the Madea film franchise. “A Madea Family Funeral” marks the tenth live action film centered on Madea, although the character made an additional brief cameo in Perry’s 2008 film “Meet the Browns”. There was also a direct to video animated adventure, “Madea’s Tough Love,” released in 2015.

Look for “A Madea Family Funeral” on the big screen March 1, 2019.

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