Isaiah Mustafa Lands Lead Role In Tyler Perry’s MADEA’S BIG HAPPY FAMILY
Isaiah Mustafa, better known as the Old Spice Guy from the television commercials, has confirmed that he will play the leading role in Tyler Perry’s upcoming “Madea” movie. The latest installment in the Madea franchise will be entitled “Madea’s Big Happy Family.”
Mustafa will star alongside Loretta Devine and Bow Wow in the film about a man who is struggling with his marriage and personal relationships. Mustafa will star as the lead character in the film, Calvin. Devine will play his mother-in-law with Bow Wow playing his brother-in-law. It is unknown at this point who will Mustafa’s wife in the film. Mustafa confirmed that he landed the role last Monday and was on the set last Friday to begin filming. The film is already underway in Atlanta where filming will continue into September before wrapping up.
Mustafa, who has made a name for himself in the infamous Old Spice commercials, was previously lined up to appear in Perry’s other upcoming film “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf.” For reasons unknown even to Mustafa, his appearance in that film was traded out for the lead role in the new “Madea” film.