Rutina Wesley also features in the film, playing Sanaa’s happily single best friend.
Academy Award®-winner Kathy Bates and Academy Award®-nominee Alfre Woodard star as the matriarchs of two very different families being torn apart by greed and scandal in the contemporary drama "Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys." The sixth feature film by Perry chronicles the inner workings of two families—one upper-crust and the other working class—that become inextricably linked by scandal.Wealthy socialite Charlotte Cartwright (Kathy Bates) and her dear friend Alice Pratt (Alfre Woodard), a working class woman of high ideals, have enjoyed a lasting friendship throughout many years.She currently serves as Digital Content Coordinator for WHUR. Coming off his portrayal as a serial killer with a killer smile in Fox’s series "The Following" (which was unfortunately canceled and won’t be returning next season), in the Sony/Screen Gems thriller, "The Perfect Guy," Ealy plays an all-too-perfect guy who initially wins over Sanaa Lathan, a woman recently separated from her previous partner, played by Morris Chestnut, who just isn’t ready to give her all that she wants from a mate.James Lopez and Clint Culpepper are overseeing the project for Screen Gems.
It does remind me a bit of another Screen Gems thriller – the Will Packer-produced thriller "No Good Deed" (released by Screen Gems last September, which starred Idris Elba and Taraji P. The stories aren’t exactly the same, but, based on what we know of both, each centers on a woman who is terrorized by a handsome, seemingly *safe* but, as she later finds out, unbalanced stranger. The scenes that look fun where people are laughing can be fun. And certainly different from what she’s doing on “Empire” right now. Or rather, they were either not bright or had a certain idiot savant quality about them. Because people are so sweet and I’m only that sweet to people I’ve met before!But a fight is just so much more fun to sink your teeth into. Speaking of typecasting, have you ever want to play a dumb person? There is great joy in playing someone who doesn’t know what the hell is happening. She has traveled the world covering entertainment, celebrities, events and anything trending.She holds a BA in communications from Penn State and MS in marketing from Johns Hopkins University.Part of it is that they’re both based on true stories and hugely important moments in human history.