Breaking – Tyler Perry Reveals “For Colored Girls…” Cast
At last night’s premiere for his latest film, ‘Why Did I Get Married Too?, Tyler Perry revealed his cast for his upcoming adaptation of Ntozake Shange’s choreopoem, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf, and Black Voices was there to capture it all.
So, all the rumors and guesses as to which actresses (or non-actresses) will be selected to star in the film, can officially be squelched.
Without further ado… here’s your cast folks (part of it anyway): Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad, Jurnee Smollett, Kimberly Elise, Kerry Washington, and Macy Gray.
No Oprah Winfrey? When I last checked she was the only one who was a sure thing, according to both she and Tyler Perry. Also, no Beyonce, Halle Berry, Angela Bassett, or Thandie Newton as previously mentioned. Although, they could still very well be cast in peripheral roles.
Recall in my original post on the casting of the film last year (which you can read HERE), Perry said there are 15 total roles in the film. Shange’s play includes a cast of 7 nameless women, each known only by a color – “Lady in Yellow,” “Lady in Purple,” “Lady in Blue,” “Lady in Red,” “Lady in Brown,” “Lady In Orange,” and “Lady in Green” – each with her own unabashedly frank individual story on what it means to be female and black in contemporary USA, while touching on themes such as love, abandonment, rape, and abortion.
The above casting list comprises of 8 women. Black Voices doesn’t state what role each actress will assume, so, I guess we’ll just have to wait to find out in coming months, along with who else will make up the rest of the cast.
The film is scheduled for a 2011 release. For all our previous posts on this project (and there’ve been a few), CLICK HERE and just scroll down the page to read each one, including posts about the origins of the project at the hands of up-and-comer Nzingha Stewart, who originally planned to direct the film, based on her script, but which was later taken over by Mr Perry.
via Black Voices
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