Janet Jackson has come aboard to star opposite Tyler Perry in his next film, Why Did I Get Married?, based on the filmmaker's stage play of the same name.

According to Variety, Perry is writing, directing and producing for Lionsgate. Filming is set to begin March 5 in Whistler, British Columbia; Vancouver; and then Atlanta, where Perry recently opened his own studio.

Sharon Leal (Dreamgirls) and Jill Scott have also joined the cast.

The fourth film in Perry's lucrative franchise, Why Did I Get Married? revolves around a couple who go away with friends every winter to examine their marriages in a group setting. One of the wives brings along a sexy young temptress who causes plenty of trouble for the couples.