Tyler Perry Penning Comeback Role for Diana Ross

Tyler Perry Penning Comeback Role for Diana Ross

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

Published February 23, 2012

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."

Lady Sings the Blues, part two?

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.

BET.com is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

(Photos from left: Kevin Winter/Getty Images, Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Written by Evelyn Diaz


Latest in news