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Perry Hires Blige for the Big Screen

Mar 20, 2009 | 5:59am EDT

Tyler Perry is bringing some soul to the big screen -- he has signed R&B superstar Mary J. Blige to star in his next movie I Can Do Bad All By Myself.

The filmmaker has cast the "No More Drama" hitmaker opposite Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson in the movie, adapted from one of his early plays.

Blige will play a nightclub manager who is best friends with Henson's character.

It's the singer's first return to acting since she guest-starred on TV hit Entourage in 2007.

The movie is slated for a September release.

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