Tyler Perry hits the big screen today with his first romantic drama with him in the lead role!

Perry plays businessman Wesley Deeds who is jolted out of his scripted life when he meets Lindsey (played by Thandie Newton), a single mother who works on the cleaning crew in his office building. This is the first time I have ever played a character that is this close to who I am as a man and as a person.

Perry’s said in a recent email to his fans, “I think you’re going to love it. GOOD DEEDS is going to make you smile, laugh and think, and at the end you’re going to leave lifted and feeling good.”

According to Perry, “It’s the opening weekend box office numbers that count in Hollywood. That is how they judge you, so if you can make it to the theaters this weekend, please do so.”

Perry also has many other good deeds on the way, he will release his next film, “The Marriage Counselor” on July 27th and rumor has it that he’s set to launch a cable TV channel called Tyler TV.