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Tyler Perry is adding yet another eclectic role to his idiosyncratic acting career, joining the cast of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2."

Perry, creator of the wacky "Madea" series and recent co-star in "Gone Girl," is set to play Baxter Stockman, who, as The Hollywood Reporter explains, is one of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"'s "major villains" and "a scientist who first creates the Mousers, a line of rat-destroying machines. Later he becomes a cyborg." He takes over the role from actor K. Todd Freeman, who made a brief appearance as Stockman in the 2014 flick.

Perry joins fellow new addition Stephen Amell, who's playing classic "Turtles" character Casey Jones in the follow-up. Will Arnett and Megan Fox are reprising their roles from the reboot.

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2" is due out on June 3, 2016.

[via: The Hollywood Reporter]

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