Janet and Mariah are “Colored Girls!”

24 03 2010

Writer/director/producer Tyler Perry has cast superstars Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey in his upcoming dream project, “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf.”

Perry made the annoucement while attending the premiere of his latest film, “Why Did I Get Married Too.” In addition to the two stars, Perry has also cast  Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad, Jurnee Smollett, Kimberly Elise, Kerry Washington, Loretta Devine and Macy Gray.

Perry who will direct and write the upcoming movie, also has a role in movie. “Making a film of ‘For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow is Enuf’ is a dream come true for me,” Perry said about the project. “Ntozake Shange’s play is a magnificent tribute to the strength and dignity of women of color, and I think audiences of all generations will be able to recognize and embrace the experiences these women represent. Creatively, this movie is one of the most exciting undertakings of my career.”

Perry initially wanted singer Beyonce Knowles, Academy Award winner Halle Berry and talk show queen Oprah Winfrey on the cast ensemble for his film, but apparently they did not make it. Based on Ntozake Shange’s award-winning 1975 play, the film is scheduled to start shooting this June in New York City for a January 14, 2011 release.

Famous for their singing careers, Carey and Jackson have previously appeared in some movies separately. Carey survivied a media beatdown for her lead role in 2001 “Glitter” which earned her a Worst Actress prize in Golden Raspberry Awards and recently staged a comeback in “Precious” which helped her to receive a nomination for Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture in Screen Actors Guild Award.

Jackson has starred opposite Eddie Murphy in “Nutty Professor II: The Klumps”. In 2007, she was cast as Patricia in Tyler Perry’s “Why Did I Get Married?” and will reprise the role in the sequel “Why Did I Get Married Too?” which will be released in U.S. theaters on April 2.


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