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Netflix Announces New Tyler Perry Film ‘Straw’ Starring Taraji P. Henson

Netflix Announces New Tyler Perry Film ‘Straw’ Starring Taraji P. Henson

Netflix is teaming up with Tyler Perry once again for new film Straw. Starring Taraji P. Henson, Sherri Shepherd, Teyana Taylor and more, the film is an addition to Perry’s continuing partnership with Netflix.

Taraji P. Henson Headshot for new Tyler Perry film Straw
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The film follows a single mother whose life is turned upside-down by a series of unfortunate events. Without options, she is left in a desperate situation, trapped in a world that seems to not care about her existence.

Perry, most famous for his work on the billion-dollar Madea franchise and his recent work Mea Culpa, will be co-producing the film with Angi Bones and Tony Strickland. Like most of his movies, Perry both wrote and directed the film.

Along with Straw, Perry is collaborating with Netflix for upcoming projects like the Six Triple Eight starring Kerry Washington, and new drama series Beauty in Black.

Fans of Perry’s projects are looking forward to the addition of the film to his already large repertoire, especially his collaboration with Henson. Henson and Perry have previously collaborated, notably in Perry’s classic I Can Do Bad All by Myself. Taylor and Perry also worked together in Madea’s Big Happy Family.

Henson excitedly announced her newest collaboration with Perry on Instagram. “More details to come,” she wrote, “but let’s just say I’m feeling BLESSED to star alongside this incredible cast.”

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Perry is known for using his platform to uplift Black voices in the film world, not only continually leading with Black casts, but also illuminating Black stories. His work has carved a space to empower Black voices and to continue to advocate for the community through film.

Though we’re not sure when Straw will hit Netflix, fans can expect Perry’s classic heartfelt storytelling and phenomenal performances from its leading actresses.

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