Taraji P. Henson, Sherri Shepherd, Teyana Taylor, Glynn Turman & More Set For Tyler Perry Netflix Pic ‘Straw’

Writer-director Tyler Perry has set the cast for Straw, his latest film for Netflix, the streamer announced on Wednesday.

Taraji P. Henson (The Color Purple) is set to star alongside Sherri Shepherd (Precious), Teyana Taylor (A Thousand and One), Glynn Turman (Rustin), Sinbad (Atlanta), Rockmond Dunbar (Prison Break), Mike Merrill (The Black Hamptons) and Ashley Versher (Beauty in Black).

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Marking the latest film out of Perry’s creative partnership with Netflix for film, Straw watches as 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.

Perry will produce alongside Angi Bones and Tony Strickland. News of the project comes following word last month of Tyler Perry Studios’ partnership with DeVon Franklin and Netflix to produce faith-based films under a multiyear, multipicture first-look deal. Currently, the mega-producer also has a deal with the service for series.

Past Perry films for Netflix include Mea Culpa starring Kelly Rowland, which debuted at #1 on The Top 10 English Films List, as well as A Jazzman’s Blues, A Madea Homecoming, and the thriller A Fall from Grace. Upcoming projects include The Six Triple Eight starring an ensemble cast led by Kerry Washington, and the recently announced drama series Beauty in Black.

Henson is repped by CAA, M88 and Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole; Shepherd by CAA, 3 Arts, and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller; Taylor by WME and Taylormade Management Group; Turman by Innovative Artists and The Rosenzweig Group; Sinbad by CAA and Zero Gravity Management; Dunbar by Greene Talent and Mainstay Entertainment; Merrill by Defining Artists Agency, ColorCreative, and Fox Rothschild; Versher by Eris Talent Agency, DBA Talent, and Coast to Coast; and Perry by WME and Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole.

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