Prisoner Tyler Perry Jamie Foxx Skank Robbers

December 30, 2011 by staff 

Prisoner Tyler Perry Jamie Foxx Skank RobbersPrisoner Tyler Perry Jamie Foxx Skank Robbers, Jamie Foxx and Tyler Perry are being sued for $1 million each by a prisoner in Oklahoma who claims the pair stole his idea for a film starring the female alter egos they originally developed for other projects.

Foxx and Perry haven’t commented on the matter, according to TMZ, but the site says that the movie — which is reportedly in development — is titled Skank Robbers. It would star singer-actor Foxx as Wanda, his character from In Living Color, while Perry would appear as his movie matriarch Madea, alongside Martin Lawrence, who’d reprise his role as Sheneneh, a character from his ’90s sitcom Martin.

Shamont Lyle Sapp — who tells TMZ he’s serving time in Oklahoma for 10 bank robberies — claims in legal documents that he imagined a film featuring all three characters, but instead of a comedy, he pitched Foxx and Perry a drama that involved a patient holding Madea hostage in a mental hospital.

TMZ also notes that Foxx and Lawrence premiered a Skank Robbers sketch during the 2009 BET Awards show — one month before Sapp shared his idea with Perry.

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