DETROIT -

The new film "Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds" is the story of a successful, wealthy businessman, Wesley Deeds , played by Tyler Perry, who has always done what's expected of him, whether it's assuming the helm of his father's company, tolerating his brother's misbehavior at the office or planning to marry his beautiful but restless fiancée, Natalie , played by Gabrielle Union.

But Wesley is jolted out of his predictable routine when he meets Lindsey, played by Thandie Newton, a down-on-her-luck single mother who works on the cleaning crew in his office building.

When he offers to help her get back on her feet, the chance encounter with someone so far outside his usual circle ignites something in Wesley. This one good deed may finally spark his courage to exchange the life that's expected of him for the life he's always really wanted.

I got to talk with Tyler Perry, Gabrielle Union and Thandie Newton about the new film and how it hit home for some of the actors.

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Greg Russell has been a television fixture in Detroit for many years. Greg is the host and producer of the syndicated show 'Movie Show Plus'.. He travels across the country and around the world to get interviews with today's biggest stars including Denzel Washington, Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman, Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman and many, many more. Greg is a life long Detroiter.