Tyler Perry to direct 'For Colored Girls'

Tyler Perry to direct 'For Colored Girls'

As previously reported, the popular play, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, is coming to the big screen. 

Published September 4, 2009

bb_coloredgirls As previously reported, the popular play, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf , is coming to the big screen.  The play is a classic having made its way to Broadway, television and theaters across the world.  Now, reports say Tyler Perry is officially signed on to direct the movie and write the screen adaption.

Writer-director Tyler Perry will pen a screen adaptation of the Tony-nominated Ntozake Shange play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf.

Variety reports that Perry will also direct and produce the film for Lionsgate; Paul Hall is co-producer. (Nzingha Stewart had previously been attached to the project).

Filming, according to the industry paper, will begin in November in Atlanta. A 2010 release is planned.

No word on casting choices.  Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself is in theaters a week from today .

Are you excited about Perry directing For Colored Girls?

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Written by Clay Cane

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