Tyler Perry Penning Comeback Role for Diana Ross

The Oscar nominee hasn't appeared on screen since 1999.

Posted: 02/23/2012 10:00 AM EST
Billie Holiday, movies, Celebrity News, Tyler Perry, Diana Ross

Watch out, Madea. Tyler Perry has found himself a new muse in Diana Ross. The director tells Hollyscoop.com that he is dying to work with Ross, and has even penned a script for her return to the big screen.

"I have the perfect role for her," Perry gushes. "And I haven't shot that movie yet because I'm waiting for her to say yes."

The blockbuster director even revealed some details about the prospective project. "It's a jazz movie set in the 1940s, and [Ross] would play a jazz singer who runs a juke joint, and I just wish she would do it."

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Ross, who earned an Oscar nod for her debut role as Billie Holiday in the 1972 classic, hasn't appeared on the big screen since 1999's Double Platinum, opposite Brandy.

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