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 hasn’t told her family a lot about [Wade] at all,” Washington explained to Entertainment Weekly. “She loves Wade very, very much and fears that he won’t accept them and they won’t accept him, and it makes her want to avoid the immersion. If she can just hold it off longer, maybe she’ll figure out how to do it perfectly. Or maybe Wade will suddenly become more successful.”
Of course, Wade shows up anyway…looking to propose.
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Without giving too much away, Washington added, “There’s some old Hollywood physical comedy in the film. [And lots of] different twists and turns with all of the different relationships.”
Peeples hits theaters nationwide May 10. Check out the film’s official posters– featuring Washington and Robinson– after the jump!