Filming underway in Atlanta for Tyler Perry’s new movie ‘Single Mom’s Club’

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Presenter Tyler Perry onstage at Spike TV's 'Eddie Murphy: One Night Only' at the Saban Theatre on November 3, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Presenter Tyler Perry onstage at Spike TV's 'Eddie Murphy: One Night Only' at the Saban Theatre on November 3, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

ATLANTA – Media mogul Tyler Perry has begun shooting his upcoming flick, Single Mom’s Club, at various locations across metropolitan Atlanta.

Early Monday morning his production crew descended on East College Avenue in Dekalb County for scenes at a Waffle House. One of the restaurant’s employees told CBS Atlanta he drove across three states at short notice just to be a part of the production.

“I cleaned a store just last night (in Mississippi), and I drove straight here, trying to get ready for this movie,” said Wayne Winstead.

The movie centers on four very different single mothers who cross paths after a crisis at their children’s school. The women come together to form an alliance, where they help each other cope with life’s challenges.

Nia Long will play one of the mothers, Lydia, alongside Wendi McLendon-Covey (Bridesmaids) as Jan and Colombian-American actress Zulay Henao as Esperanza. The fourth lead has yet to be announced in this multiracial cast.

The film is written, produced and directed by Perry.  He will also star in an unspecified role. The film is scheduled to hit theaters on May 9, 2014 and be distributed by Lionsgate.

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