By Susan Johnes
Posted May 3rd 2018
The in-demand comedian, Tiffany Haddish, has had one remarkable 2018. First, she was confirmed to host this year’s MTV Awards. Second, she received a special shout-out from Beyonce herself. She was also red hot in the 2018 Oscars, and now she’s landed a significant new movie role.
As reported by Deadline, Tiffany Haddish is teaming up with Tyler Perry for his forthcoming movie ‘The List,’ slated for a late fall release. Haddish will star alongside Tika Sumpter (The Haves and the Have Nots) and Omari Hardwick (Power) for the Paramount Players flick.
Lasy year, Haddish had landed a deal with the New York Times for her best-selling book, The Last Black Unicorn, and starring in the $100M comedy Girls Trip.
‘The List’ is in the works at Paramount Players in which Perry wrote and will direct and produce, of course. Tiffany Haddish is completely perfect for this role, especially given her hilarious performance in Girl’s Trip. This is the second role that she has signed within the past 30 days.
In the storyline, when Haddish gets released from prison and re-enters her life, Danica (Sumpter) thinks that she may be getting stalked by an online boyfriend whom she has never met in person.
Haddish has been entirely unstoppable in the recent time. Last year, she became the first ever Black woman comic to host “Saturday Night Live” in November.
Haddish is already set to star opposite Tracy Morgan in the TBS sitcom “The Last OG.”
Moreover, she will star alongside Kevin Hart in Universal’s Night School, which will come out in early fall.
For The List, Haddish and Perry reconnect after she appeared in Perry’s ‘OWN’ series ‘If Loving You Is Wrong’ back during the 2014-15 season.
For Haddish, word of the deal came after last month Deadline broke that Melissa McCarthy was finalizing a deal to star with her in The Kitchen — a female-focused drama about the Irish mafia in Hell’s Kitchen, New York in the 1970s.
But despite the breakout star being famous and her on-stage confidence that she acquired at an early age, Haddish candidly discussed her heartbreaking and hilarious moments in her 2017 memoir, The Last Black Unicorn.
She detailed multiple obstacles in her way including falling a victim of her abusive mother at 13 after suffering a head injury in a car accident, being molested after entering the foster care system, being married and re-married to a man who was physically abusive, and suffering miscarriage.