Lionsgate has acquired the rights to Tyler Perry's next two films, The Family That Preys Together and Madea Goes to Jail, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The new titles will mark the sixth and seventh motion pictures teaming Perry with Lionsgate.
Perry will direct The Family That Preys Together from his original screenplay and will play one of the film's major roles.
Additionally, he will direct and reprise his role as the title character in Madea Goes to Jail, an adaptation of Perry's play about a series of events that occur after Madea spends a night in jail.
Both films are scheduled to begin production in the spring of 2008.
"The Family That Preys Together and Madea Goes to Jail are going to deliver everything audiences have come to expect from a Tyler Perry production: humor, uplift and unlimited heart and soul," said Michael Paseornek, president of film production at Lionsgate.