Last year, we learned that Tyler Perry was set to direct a film version of the Tony-nominated Ntozake Shange play, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf. While Beyonce and Oprah were rumored to be cast in the film, they ultimately were not. Earlier this week, during press for his upcoming film, Why Did I Get Married, Too?, Perry announced the cast for the film: Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad, Jurnee Smollett, Kimberly Elise, Kerry Washington, Loretta Devine, and Macy Gray.
The play only has seven main women (the seven colors of the rainbow). There are nine actresses announced as stars and there is yet no word on who will play what and which of the actresses will be the main ladies.
Shange's play is a collection of 20 poems, into a feature length film.