Saturday, February 14, 2009

Tyler Perry Wants Ms. Ross

Tyler Perry is by his own admission stalking Diana Ross. According to Perry he want her in a new film he is producing entitled A Jazz Man's Blues. He has been sending flowers, e-mails to people who know her, and talked to the man who walks her dog. The film is set around 1947 and Tyler would like Ms. Ross to bring some of what she brought to Lady Sings The Blues. Tyler confessed that he would love to showcase what a powerful actress she is because we have not seen her in a long time. On a personal note I thought Ms. Ross was good in Double Platinum with Brandy Norwood, but she was especially compelling in Out Of Darkness in which she portrayed a woman diagnosed with schizophrenia. Below is a clip of her portrayal.

Update: Out of Darkness will be showing on TV ONE, February 18th at 12:00 AM CST.

10 comments:

X. Dell said...

That clip was pretty painful to watch. You're right. That' is good acting.

Well, maybe Perry can coax her out of retirement.

msladydeborah said...

This is the first time that I have seen this particular clip. It is definitely intense.

It would be good to Diana on screen again. Maybe Tyler will be able to work something out between them.

Marvalus said...

Wow...I was riveted to this clip...I don't think I've ever seen this movie...time to add it to my Netflix queue.

The thing with Diana is that she was so willing to go beneath the layers and bare her soul...that is why she was such a good actress. She knew that her stage persona was just that, but being an actress was different and required more than her name and hair...

clnmike said...

That would be interesting.

pjazzypar said...

X., It is painful because it is so real. She's not really retired, I saw her in concert last year.

Ms Lady Deborah, I would love for her to come out and do something with Tracey, Rhonda, and Evan. That would be awesome.

Marvalus, She definitely put it all out there. It was a great movie.

Malcolm said...

I caught some of "Double Platinum" not too long ago. Hopefully I can catch it in its entirety. It would be a coup and kinda cool if Tyler Perry can get Diana back on the big screen. Every time I think of "Lady Sings the Blues" I hear the line by Scatman Crothers' character, "I'm Big Ben baby!"

pjazzypar said...

Hey Malcolm, I always remember the quote from the same scene when Billie says, "honey I done quit".

Kofi Bofah said...

Certainly, it is his tireless persistence that has landed him where he is at today.

Uncle Bobby(A.K.A. scorpionbbb50) said...

yes that would be a great catch if Tyler can lure Diana into this flick she has drawing power I mean people that dont go to movies will go see her.

Usiku said...

You'd think someone like Tyler would be able to finaggle someone like Ms. Ross quite easily with a little mutual respect. All he has to do is write a little something and put it out to his mailing list that describes his admiration of her talent and the larger perpective of the importance to his project and posterity.
Or perhaps he should work on Michael.