Tyler Perry is popular with the ladies. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he has just nabbed beauty Angela Bassett for a co-starring role in his theatrical adaptation of Meet the Browns.

This will be Perry's fifth film for Lionsgate. It will revolve around Bassett's character, Brenda, a single mother living in Chicago. She is faced with the task of taking her entire family to Georgia. She arrives there for the funeral of her own father, whom she has never met. In the process, she ends up meeting the Brown's, her father's fun-loving side of the family. There is also a romance thrown into the mix just for good measure, and to keep Bassett on her toes.

The film will be released in early 2008, probably in February.