Idris Elba as Monty James; Gabrielle Union as Julia Rossmore
(photo by Alfeo Dixon)
December 18, 2006
Atlantic Loves Daddy's Little Girls; All-Star Soundtrack to New Tyler Perry Romantic Drama Highlighted by First-Ever Song by the Houston Family -- Whitney Houston, Dionne Warwick & Cissy Houston; Album Also Features Yolanda Adams, Anthony Hamilton, Beyoncé, Brian McKnight, and Many Others; Album Due in Stores January 16th
Lionsgate to Release Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls in Theaters Nationwide on February 14, 2007
NEW YORK, NY -- 12/18/06 -- Atlantic Records has announced the forthcoming release of Music from the Motion Picture: Tyler Perry's DADDY'S LITTLE GIRLS, the original motion picture soundtrack to the forthcoming romantic drama slated to open in theaters nationwide on February 14, 2007. Due in stores and online on January 16th, the album features performances from a variety of R&B and gospel superstars, including Yolanda Adams, Anthony Hamilton, Brian McKnight, R. Kelly, and Beyoncé.
Among the highlights of Music from the Motion Picture: Tyler Perry's DADDY'S LITTLE GIRLS will be "Family First," the first-ever recording by the Houston Family -- Whitney Houston, Dionne Warwick, and Cissy Houston. In addition, this collection includes an exclusive remix of Anthony Hamilton's lead track, "Struggle No More," which features contributions from Jaheim and Musiq.
A romantic drama about family, community and love against the odds, Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls stars Gabrielle Union (Running with Scissors, Bad Boys II, Deliver Us from Eva) and Idris Elba (HBO's The Wire, The Gospel, Sometimes in April) in writer/director Tyler Perry's follow-up to his number one box office hits, Diary of a Mad Black Woman and Madea's Family Reunion.
A single father, Monty (Elba) is a garage mechanic who lives in a poor neighborhood and struggles to make ends meet as he raises his three young daughters on his own. But when the courts award custody of his daughters to his corrupt, drug-dealing ex-wife, Monty desperately tries to win them back, enlisting the help of Julia (Union), a beautiful -- and hard-nosed -- attorney he meets during his short stint as a chauffeur. While Monty and the Ivy-League-educated Julia couldn't be less alike, an unexpected romance blossoms... and it soon begins to feel like true love. But in order for their relationship to survive, the couple must reconcile their two very different worlds -- and overcome the forces that threaten to tear Monty's family apart.
Daddy's Little Girls is written and directed by Tyler Perry, and also stars Tasha Smith, Gary Sturgis, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Academy Award(R)-winner Lou Gossett, Jr. The supporting cast includes Malinda Williams, Terri J. Vaughn, Cassie Davis, Juanita Jennings and LaVan Davis. Daddy's Little Girls is produced by Tyler Perry and Reuben Cannon (Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Madea's Family Reunion).
(source: Atlantic Records)
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March 16, 2006
Lionsgate Acquires Rights to Next Tyler Perry Film, Agrees to Be Home to Daddy's Little Girls
Third Film in Tyler Perry Franchise Set for February 2007 Release, Following in Footsteps of First Two Hits
SANTA MONICA, Calif., and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 16 -- Fresh off the success of Tyler Perry's latest hit Madea's Family Reunion, which was number one at the North American box office for two consecutive weeks and has already grossed more than $55 million in domestic box office in its first 17 days of release, Lionsgate (NYSE:LGF) Toronto, the leading independent filmed entertainment studio, is keeping its Tyler Perry juggernaut rolling by acquiring worldwide rights to his next picture Daddy's Little Girls. The announcement was made today by Michael Paseornek, Lionsgate President of Production. The film will be written and directed by Perry with Perry and Reuben Cannon producing along with Lionsgate. The film is fast tracked for a June production start date with a theatrical release set for February 2007, following the successful release pattern for Tyler Perry's two previous hits for Lionsgate, Diary of a Mad Black Woman (February 2005) and Madea (February 2006).
In addition to achieving two straight number one box office hits, Tyler recently conquered the DVD charts as Lionsgate sold over six million copies of Diary and his stage plays combined. Perry is also nearing the end of his two-year tour with Madea Goes to Jail, the sold-out stage show he wrote, produced, scored and stars in nightly, even as another one of his productions, Meet the Browns, was touring nationally.
"It is clear that Tyler's audience is expanding with each new theatrical release," said Paseornek. "He has superb instincts for creating characters and themes with universal appeal, and we are delighted to continue building our Tyler Perry franchise and bringing it to a mainstream commercial audience worldwide. We believe that Daddy's Little Girls will be another commercially potent, richly rewarding addition to this franchise, and audiences will find his latest film as entertaining as the box office hits that Tyler has already created."
"I am so pleased to be working with Lionsgate once again," Perry said. "They have continuously proven their commitment to my film projects, as well as their expertise at innovative marketing and distribution campaigns time and time again. I am very proud and blessed to be able to bring another one of my scripts to the big screen for audiences worldwide."
Daddy's Little Girls is a heartfelt, reverse Cinderella ("Cindefella") tale about a young, beautiful and successful female attorney who falls in love with a single father of three daughters who works as a janitor in her office building. Despite her father's strong objections, love triumphs in the end. The deal was negotiated for Lionsgate by Paseornek and Peter Block, President of Acquisitions and Co-productions. Charles King of William Morris Agency and Matt Johnson of Ziffren Brittenham negotiated on behalf of Tyler Perry.
Next up for Tyler is conquering the book world, with his first title, Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings: Madea's Uninhibited Commentaries on Life and Love, set for publication on April 11, 2006 by Riverdale/Penguin Books. With only the TV realm left uncharted, Perry is taking a bold step and has produced 10 episodes of House of Payne starring Allen Payne as a curmudgeonly fire chief -- which he is offering free to local stations in place of current syndicated programming.
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Press Junket Transcripts
The World Premiere
Daddy's Little Girls: The Official Site
Tyler Perry Official Site
Idris Elba @ MySpace
Malinda Williams Official Site
Malinda Williams @ MySpace
Tasha Smith @ MySpace
Gary Sturgis Official Site
Gary Sturgis @ MySpace
Brian White Official Site
Brian White @ MySpace
Terri J. Vaughn Official Site
Terri J. Vaughn @ MySpace
Daddy's Little Girls @ The Internet Movie Database
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