Tyler Perry Will Play a Mad Scientist in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Sequel

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Tyler Perry. Photo: Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images

After playing a lawyer named Tanner Bolt in Gone Girl, Tyler Perry's next role sees him with an equally improbable name: According to Variety, Perry has joined the cast of Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel as scientist Baxter Stockman, creator of a race of robots that hunt the Turtles through the sewers of New York City. TMNT fans know that Stockman eventually becomes an insane cyborg — it's like they say, no Good Deeds goes unpunished.