LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Timed for Halloween, American actor and director Tyler Perry reprises his role as “Madea” for his new spooky comedy "Boo! A Madea Halloween".
Playing Madea, an elderly but feisty African American woman, Perry is tasked in the film with babysitting a teenage girl preventing her from sneaking out to attend a Halloween party while her father, also played by Perry, is out of town.
Madea and her band of grannies encounter poltergeists, ghosts and zombies in a film that's both funny and frightening.
"It's so much fun and for new fans, it's a younger, hipper, sleeker movie," said Perry at the film's L.A. premiere on Monday, where he was joined on the red carpet by Oprah Winfrey.
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For many of the young cast, this is their feature film debuts, including vloggers Yousef Erakat and Liza Koshy.
The film hits U.S. cinemas on Friday.
(Reporting by Reuters TV; Writing by Adela Suliman; Editing by Marie-Louise Gumuchian)