By: Benji Aird
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (UTC/TheLoop)-Tyler Perry takes on the transformative work that is Ntozake Shange’s classic stage-play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf. But as time gets closer to Perry’s big screen adaptation, there is a streak of anticipation running through our quarter-life bones.
Variety reports that the film, originally scheduled for January 2011, will be moved up to Nov. 5.
The movie stars a sweeping all-star cast including Whoopi Goldberg, Anika Noni Rose, Phylicia Rashad, Kerry Washington, Janet Jackson, Thandie Newton, Loretta Devine, Kimberly Elise, Macy Gray, and Tessa Thompson.
Some reports are suggesting there is early Oscar buzz, particularly for the performances of AnikaNoni Rose, and on Tyler Perry himself who familiarized himself with the coveted voting community as a producer for last year’s “Precious.” The film’s new early release date will place in it the running for 2011 Oscar consideration.
“For Colored Girls” will be the first project from Perry’s new production company, 34th Street Films, which is housed at Lionsgate.