Tyler Perry Filming Scenes in Decatur Public Housing

The movie maker is shooting "Single Moms Club" at the Allen Wilson Apartments.

Filmmaker Tyler Perry was shooting scenes Tuesday for at the Allen Wilson Apartments in Decatur.

Trucks and trailers lined Electric Avenue near the Community Resource Center and a catering station had been set up in the parking lot behind nearby Lilly Hill Baptist Church. Perry has a city permit to shoot on Wednesday, too.

On Monday, Perry directed scenes at the Waffle House on East College Avenue in Avondale Estates. He has a permit to shoot for 10 days there.

Imogene Mosley, a resident of Allen Wilson Apartments, said Tuesday she was happy to see the activity.

"I love it," she said. "It's good for the community."

Her friend, Patrenia Winston-Scott, came to visit from Grand Rapids, Mich., and was surprised to discover the movie was being made. She saw Tyler Perry walk by and called out to him, but he didn't respond.

"He's not as tall as I thought he was," she said.

The website www.movieweb.com says the movie is about single mothers forced to come together after an incident at their children's school. The movie will star Perry, Nia Long, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Zulay Henao and William Levy

Lionsgate will distribute the movie, which is expected in theaters May 9, 2014.

Katie Abel at Decatur City Hall said Perry has permits to shoot Wednesday in Decatur and may seek permits for more days.

Glenda williams December 02, 2012 at 12:50 PM
Why do everything has to come down to race with you American people , dammmm...but thanks for being a coward N.G cause I bet you wouldn't call a black person talent-less to they face
Andrew Price December 02, 2012 at 02:04 PM
Tyler Perry, YOU ROCK!
Benita December 02, 2012 at 02:25 PM
N.G Sorry to disappoint you, People of all colors enjoy his films. It protrays what can happen in all families. You wanted one second of fame to make stupid statements. Give credit where its due not black or white. Its why our country is in a mess.
Peach December 03, 2012 at 04:07 AM
I'd ask him to give more public notice when he needs extras...and thanks for all the laughs!
Wendy Martin December 03, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Tyler Perry is not thiniking about the lower class Americans and that's why he did not say anything to the lady. He only wants the lower class Americans money for his not so good movies anymore!!


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