The New County Visitors Bureau brings to you the 7th stop on the Covington Walk of Stars starring Tyler Perry, Kathy Bates, and Alfre Woodard in “The Family That Preys.” This film was shot in locales around Atlanta, Georgia and had filming in Newton County, and made its Hollywood debut in 2008. Tyler Perry wrote, directed, and starred in this part soap opera, part melodrama. To date, Ken Fox of TV Guide described it as the best of the Tyler Perry series grossing over $37 million dollars since its opening weekend.
Thanks to The Family That Preys’ top notch acting from Alfre Woodard (of St. Elsewhere, Desperate Housewives, The Practice, LA Law and more) and Kathy Bates (of Waterboy, About Schmidt, Misery, Titanic and more) this film uses its seasoned leading ladies to explore how far one can go between two races and yet still keep it entertaining, truthful, and believable. Kathy plays Charlotte, a white wealthy mother and part owner of Atlanta’s most profitable construction company, while Alfre plays Alice, a black woman who runs her diner with her daughter Pam and looks after her family. These two women have their lives woven together by a series of love, mishaps, infidelity, business, and pure chance. The Family That Preys is definitely Tyler Perry’s best venture yet for bringing to the screen life’s idiosyncrasies and our own.
Throughout the film Tyler Perry touches on many issues people see in everyday life but does so with skill so as not to overwhelm the audience with too much plot to follow. As his films keep coming you can see Tyler Perry’s skill at weaving a story getting better and better! Family That Preys gives you humility, distinction of class, wealth, interracial relationships, road trip humor, clash of values, and everyday family struggles and how to find a home. The Family That Preys has found its home for sure in Covington, as the 7th stop on the Walk of Stars making it a must do for anyone visiting or living in Covington Georgia, known as the Hollywood of the South! Come by for the tour, have a laugh and leave smiling! The Walk of Stars—Isn’t it nice to be where the stars are?