Blackfilm.com has learned that Taraji P. Henson, Robin Givens, and Cole Hauser have been added to the cast of Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys Together. Already included in the cast are Sanna Lathan, Rockmund Dunbar, Alfre Woodward, Kathy Bates, and Tyler Perry. The story focuses on two families from different sides of the tracks that become intimately involved in love and business. It is the first Perry film with a prominent storyline that involves white characters. Perry will also handle directing duties on the film with Reuben Cannon. Lionsgate will release the film on September 12, 2008. Tyler Perry’s Family That Preys began shooting March 2nd at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta. For the record, Jennifer Hudson is NOT in the film- as previously reported.
Taraji P. Henson was last seen opposite Don Cheadle in Kasi Lemmons’s Talk To Me, and will be featured in Bill Duke’s Not Easily Broken with Morris Chestnut and ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ with Brad Pitt. Both films are slated to be released this year.Robin Givens is ready to make a comeback on the big screen having completed filming on ‘Queen of Media’, which tells the controversial story of the life and times of syndicated radio personality and “shock jock” Wendy Williams. According to wikipedia, in 2007 Givens toured the country playing a part in Tyler Perry’s play, “Men, Money & Golddiggers” (which is rumored to have been written with Givens in mind). Hauser was last seen in the Fox TV series K-Ville opposite Anthony Anderson, but with Anderson ready to join NBC’s Law and Order at the end of this season, the series is expected to be cancelled.
Source: Thanks Wilson.