Grammy Award-winning artist Kelly Rowland is set to star in Tyler Perry’s upcoming film for Netflix titled Mea Culpa.
In addition to Rowland, the cast includes Trevante Rhodes, RonReaco Lee, Nick Sagar, and Sean Sagar. Written, directed and produced by Perry, this new drama tells the story of a criminal defense attorney who, in the hopes of becoming partner at a prestigious law firm, takes on the case of an artist who may or may not have murdered his girlfriend.
Perry has collaborated on several features at Netflix – Six Triple Eight, A Fall From Grace, A Madea Homecoming, A Jazzman’s Blues – and Mea Culpa will mark the fifth. The prolific director also appeared in 2021’s Don’t Look Up as Jack Bremmer. Six Triple Eight, which is currently in production, is about the only all-Black, all-female World War II Battalion, and stars Kerry Washington, who will also executive produce.
With this upcoming collaboration with Perry, Rowland continues to extend her reach as an entertainer. After winning four Grammy Awards as both a solo act as well as a member of Destiny’s Child, the Houston native starred in films such as Think Like A Man, Bad Hair and The Curse of Bridge Hollow, along with television appearances in American Soul and Empire. In 2017, she added author to her growing list of achievements, publishing Whoa, Baby!: A Guide for New Moms Who Feel Overwhelmed and Freaked Out (and Wonder What the #*$& Just Happened), and last year she released the children’s book Always With You, Always With Me.
While there is currently no confirmed date for Mea Culpa’s premiere, Angi Bones and Will Areu serve as producers for the upcoming Netflix project alongside Perry and Rowland.