Eugene Levy goes under 'Madea's Witness Protection'

June 29, 2012 at 11:18 AM ET

Actor Eugene Levy returns to the big screen Friday as an investment banker in "Madea's Witness Protection," and tells TODAY's Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb that it was a huge honor to work with iconic director and producer Tyler Perry.

In the film, Levy's character goes into hiding with Madea's memorable family, a white man hiding out in a neighborhood where "we don't even have any white cars."

"It's a very funny movie and I have to say (Tyler Perry is) a very funny man," Levy told the hosts, revealing that he had Perry's permission to go off-script and get "a little nutty."


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