Tyler Perry, Kelly Rowland Wrap Chicago Filming of ‘Mea Culpa’

That’s a wrap! Grammy Award-winning artist Kelly Rowland stars in Emmy winner Tyler Perry’s upcoming film for Netflix, entitled Mea Culpa. The production landed in Chicago for a few days of filming beginning on March 5th and wrapping on Tuesday, March 7th. The bulk of filming for this movie takes place at Perry’s production hub in Atlanta.

Where Did Tyler Film?

The production traversed much of the Chicago downtown landscape, landing in the city’s River West, West Loop, West Town, and South Loop neighborhoods. More specifically, our friends at Filming In Chicago report the Mea Culpa team’s filming locations included Grand and Milwaukee, Cermak and Canalport, Huron and Halsted, and Lake and Franklin, to name a few.

A Closer Look at Mea Culpa and Perry’s Partnership with Netflix

Written, directed and produced by Perry, Mea Culpa 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 – A Fall From Grace, Six Triple Eight, A Madea Homecoming, A Jazzman’s Blues – and Mea Culpa will mark the fifth. The director also appeared in front of the camera in 2021’s Oscar nom Don’t Look Up as the character “Jack Bremmer.”

Here is a quick look back at Perry’s A Fall from Grace

Rowland is a Grammy and Billboard Music Award winner best known for teaming with Beyoncé and Michelle Williams to found the girl group Destiny’s Child. She’s previously appeared in films including The Curse of Bridge Hollow, Bad Hair, Think Like a Man and Freddy vs. Jason, among others. She’s also previously been seen on series including The Equalizer, L.A.’s Finest, A Black Lady Sketch Show, American Soul and Empire, to name just a few.

Take a listen to one of Rowland’s solo music endeavors right here…

In addition to Rowland, the cast includes Trevante Rhodes, RonReaco Lee, Nick Sagar, and Sean Sagar. Rhodes is an Independent Spirit Award winner best known for his work in Barry Jenkins’ Best Picture winner Moonlight who has also been seen in the films Bruiser, The United States vs. Billie Holiday, Bird Box, The Predator and 12 Strong. He recently portrayed Mike Tyson in Hulu’s miniseries Mike and has also been seen on shows like Westworld.

Mea Culpa is led by Tyler Perry, Kelly Rowland and Trevante Rhodes. Photo Credit: Tyler Perry Studios/Robert Ascroft Netflix

While there is currently no confirmed date for Mea Culpa’s premiere, multiple sources confirm that Angi Bones and Will Areu serve as producers for the upcoming Netflix project alongside Perry and Rowland.

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