This spring, Kerry Washington will break out of her Scandal power suits for a more comedic role in Tyler Perry Presents Peeples, also starring The Office‘s Craig Robinson.
Written and directed by Tina Gordon Chism (Drumline), the film centers on the Peeples, a well-off East Coast family celebrating a reunion weekend in the Hamptons. Grace Peeples (Washington) tells her less-than-perfect boyfriend Wade (Robinson) to hold off on taking the trip due to her own hang-ups.
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“Grace hasnâ€™t told her family a lot about [Wade] at all,â€ Washington explained to Entertainment Weekly. â€œShe loves Wade very, very much and fears that he wonâ€™t accept them and they wonâ€™t accept him, and it makes her want to avoid the immersion. If she can just hold it off longer, maybe sheâ€™ll figure out how to do it perfectly. Or maybe Wade will suddenly become more successful.â€
Of course, Wade shows up anyway…looking to propose.
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Without giving too much away, Washington added, “Thereâ€™s some old Hollywood physical comedy in the film. [And lots of] different twists and turns with all of the different relationships.â€
Peeples hits theaters nationwide May 10. Check out the film’s official posters– featuring Washington and Robinson– after the jump!