The great playwright and director himself Tyler Perry has reportedly rounded up the likes of Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey for a new film he’s working on, entitled “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf.”

The Madea Goes to Jail filmmaker took on the challenge of adapting Ntozake Shange‘s controversial 1975 play for the big screen last September (09) after Whoopi Goldberg’s planned Broadway revival fell victim to a lack of investors.  But Perry is forging ahead with the movie version of the play and will reunite with Jackson, who stars in his “Why Did I Get Married Too?” and Carey, who won critical acclaim for her role in “Precious.” He has also landed Goldberg for his project, in addition to The Last King of Scotland star Kerry Washington and singer Macy Gray.


Tyler himself also revealed that actresses Phylicia Rashad, Jurnee Smollett, Kimberly Elise, Kerry Washington and Loretta Divine will also appear in the film, which appears to be star-studded so far, just as the rest of TP’s movies have been.

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