We’re not exactly sure when, but the trailer for the upcoming comedy Not Another Church Movie has dropped. Directed by Johnny Mack, this spoof comedy cleverly capitalizes on Tyler Perry’s penchant for church films and his iconic Madea character, serving as the main inspiration behind the film.
The poster for the movie boldly declares “Not Another Church Movie” (with Tyler Perry’s name crossed off) by Taylor Pherry (the ‘P’ is silent). The trailer humorously credits itself “from the producers who had nothing to do with: Meet The Browns, Madea Goes to Jail, Boo! A Madea Halloween, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Madea Goes to Jail, and Madea’s Family Reunion.”
The film stars Kevin Daniels, Jamie Foxx, Kyla Pratt, Vivica A. Fox, Tisha Campbell, Jasmine Guy, Lamorne Morris, Jaden Miller, and Mickey Rourke.
The storyline revolves around Taylor Pherry (played by Daniels), an ambitious young man on a divine mission to share his family’s stories and inspire his community. Little does Taylor know, the Devil has his own plans, with Foxx and Rourke portraying God and The Devil, respectively.
The trailer introduces us to Pherry, who amusingly informs a judge (portrayed by Fox) that his last name is pronounced “Herry” with the “P” being silent. The spoof also features Daniels portraying a Madea-like figure and includes various scenes reminiscent of Tyler Perry’s past projects, such as an ab-less Shemar Moore’s character from Madea’s Family Reunion and the chainsaw scene in Diary of a Mad Black Woman. Pherry even drops a reference to “Daddy’s Little Girls” in one scene, and Tisha Campbell’s character, while watching a police chase, smiles at the camera and says, “Ma-dude Goes to Jail.”
According to Google, “Not Another Church Movie” is set to be released on March 29, 2024; you can check out the trailer below.
Produced by Monty the Dog Productions and directed by James Michael Cummings, “Not Another Church Movie” promises a laughter-filled journey through Taylor’s life. The film pays tribute to comedic icons like Keenan Ivory Wayans, Robert Townsend, and especially Perry, offering a fresh take on parody comedy.
Johnny Mack penned the script, with producers including James Michael Cummings, Jim Cardwell, and Paul Saleba. Valerie McCaffrey serves as the executive producer, contributing her expertise to the project. The movie was filmed before the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes and was originally aiming for a theatrical release by the end of 2023, but according to Google it will be out January 19, 204.