Watch out, Madea. Tyler Perry has found himself a new muse in Diana Ross. The director tellsHollyscoop.com that he is dying to work with Ross, and has even penned a script for her return to the big screen.
“I have the perfect role for her,” Perry gushes. “And I haven’t shot that movie yet because I’m waiting for her to say yes.”
The blockbuster director even revealed some details about the prospective project. “It’s a jazz movie set in the 1940s, and [Ross] would play a jazz singer who runs a juke joint, and I just wish she would do it.”
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Ross, who earned an Oscar nod for her debut role as Billie Holiday in the 1972 classic, hasn’t appeared on the big screen since 1999’s Double Platinum, opposite Brandy.