Tyler Perry Joins 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Sequel

Perry will play scientist Baxter Stockman in the new movie, helmed by David Green.
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Tyler Perry, the actor best known for playing the incorrigible and sassy Madea, will don a different kind of suit now that he has signed on to join the cast of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Perry will play scientist Baxter Stockman in the new movie, directed by David Green.

Will Arnett and Megan Fox are reprising their roles while Stephen Amell is one of the new additions, playing Casey Jones.

Stockman is one of TMNT’s major villains, a scientist who first creates the Mousers, a line of rat-destroying machines. Later he becomes a cyborg.

Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form are producing.

Perry, repped by WME, continues to appear in the Madea movies, which he writes and directs, but occasionally branches out when something special catches his eye. His last such appearance was a small supporting role in Gone Girl.

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