According to Blackfilm.com, Colombian actress Zulay Henao has been cast as the second of four female leads in Tyler Perry‘s next movie ‘Single Mom’s Club,’ joining Perry, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and William Levy.
In addition to writing, directing and producing, Perry is expected to star in the film, which follows a group of single mothers from different walks of life who are brought together by an incident at their children’s school. They bond and create a support group that helps them find comedy in the obstacles of life, as well as their inner strength to overcome their personal challenges.
Henao will play the role of Esperanza and paired with Levy’s character Manny.
Perry will produce along with Ozzie Areu and Matt Moore. Production will start at the end of the month in Atlanta, where Perry’s production company is based.
Henao’s film credits include ‘Hostel: Part III,’ ‘Boy Wonder,’ ‘Takers,’ ‘Illegal Tender’ and ‘Fighting’ with Channing Tatum and Terrence Howard. The Colombian native had a starring role opposite Omari Grandberry in the 2007 dance film, ‘Feel the Noise,’ which was produced by Jennifer Lopez. She recently shot ‘White Space,’ a sci-fi action-horror film starring Holt McCallany.
Lionsgate will release Tyler Perry’s Single Mom’s Club on May 9, 2014.