So much has been written about Tyler Perry’s upcoming film adaptation of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, penned by Ntozake Shange and loved by so many. This photo of the cast has just emerged, to give fans something to anticipate.
From left to right: Anika Noni Rose (as Yasmine), Kerry Washington (as Kelly), Janet Jackson (as Joanna), Kimberly Elise (as Crystal), Phylicia Rashad (as Gilda), Loretta Devine (as Juanita), Tessa Thompson (Nyla) and Thandie Newton (Tangie).
That’s a pretty dope cast, with some of theater’s heavy hitters in the mix to strengthen the cast – LOVE me some Phylicia Rashad! And Loretta Devine puts her all into every role she plays.
The film will be released on November 5 – not over Martin Luther King weekend, as was originally scheduled. According to Variety, that would “position the film for year-end awards consideration.”
Hmmm. Of course, not everyone is feeling Tyler Perry as the director behind this production – Thembi Ford’s piece for The Root expressed some legitimate and well voiced concern.
But what I wanna know is – having seen the first official photo of the cast – how do you feel now? Will you go out and support Colored Girls at the box office on November 5? Why or why not?