Netflix Sets Tyler Perry Movie ‘Straw’: Taraji P. Henson, Sherri Shepherd, Teyana Taylor Among Cast

The new movie is just one of several coming from Tyler Perry's creative partnership with the streamer.

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Another day, another Tyler Perry Netflix project! Today, Netflix has unveiled Straw, a new thriller/drama feature film that Perry will write, direct and produce. 

Production on Straw is already underway in Atlanta, Georgia, at Tyler Perry’s studios. Preliminary production dates suggest the movie will be filming for a full month between May 28th and June 28th, 2024.

What can you expect? The logline for the movie is as follows:

“A single mother faces a series of unfortunate events that lead her down an unexpected path.  Struggling against circumstances beyond her control, she becomes entangled in a situation she never imagined.  Fueled by desperation, she finds herself at the center of suspicion in a world that seems indifferent to her existence.”

This is just one project from the director, writer, and actor, who has many past and future projects set up at the streamer. His most recent output was Mea Culpa, which starred Kelly Rowland earlier this year. That featured in the global top 10s for three weeks, picking up 79.10M hours watched, equating to 39.6M views. Other prior projects include A Jazzman’s Blues, A Madea Homecoming, and A Fall From Grace.

Coming up next, Six Triple Eight, the ambitious WWII biopic movie, is due out later this year. We’ve got two more Madea movies to look forward to, including the already-filmed Madea’s Destination Wedding. On the TV side, there’s a new series called Beauty in Black in the works and another yet-to-be-announced title. Perry is also set to produce a new series called R&B.

New York, United States. 15th Feb, 2024. Tyler Perry Arrives On The Red Carpet At The Netflix Mea Culpa New York Premiere At The Paris Theater On Thursday, February 15, 2024 In New York City. Photo By John Angelillo/upi Credit: Upi/alamy Live News

2WJJHNN New York, United States. 15th Feb, 2024. Tyler Perry arrives on the red carpet at the Netflix Mea Culpa New York Premiere at the Paris Theater on Thursday, February 15, 2024 in New York City. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI Credit: UPI/Alamy Live News

As mentioned, Perry is producing Straw alongside Angi Bones and Tony Strickland.


Who’s starring in Netflix’s Straw?

Seven cast members came as part of the initial movie announcement, including:

  • Taraji P. Henson (The Color Purple, Fight Night)
  • Sherri Shepherd (Precious, 30 Rock)
  • Teyana Taylor (A Thousand and One)
  • Glynn Turman (Rustin, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom)
  • Rockmond Dunbar (Prison Break, Sons of Anarchy)
  • Mike Merrill (The Black Hamptons)
  • Sinbad (Atlanta, A Different World)
Cast Grid For Tyler Perry Movie Straw

Photo credits: Corey Guevarra / Dino Serrao / Bobby Quillard / DeWayne Rogers / Netflix

Roles and additional cast are to be determined at a later date.

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