Janet Jackson Joins Cast of Tyler Perry’s “For Colored Girls”

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Black Voices has learned that writer/director/producer Tyler Perry has
selected the cast for next film, ”For Colored Girls Who Have
Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf.’

At last night’s premiere for his latest film, ”Why Did I Get Married
Too?,’ the black box-office maverick revealed that the cast will
include Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad,
Jurnee Smollett, Kimberly Elise, Kerry Washington, and Macy Gray.

Based on Ntozake Shange’s award-winning 1975 play, the film is
scheduled to shoot in June in New York with a possible winter 2010/
2011 release date

“Making a film of ‘For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When
The Rainbow is Enuf’ is a dream come true for me,” Perry said about
the project. “Ntozake Shange’s play is a magnificent tribute to the
strength and dignity of women of color, and I think audiences of all
generations will be able to recognize and embrace the experiences
these women represent. Creatively, this movie is one of the most
exciting undertakings of my career.”

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