We have to admit, we weren’t among those jumping with excitement when we discovered Tyler Perry, a man known for his comedic stage plays and film versions, was taking on the transformative work that is Ntozake Shange’s classic stageplay 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 November 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 Anika Noni 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.

We can’t wait for the trailer to drop! What do you think about Perry’s film version? Are you checking it out at theaters?

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  1. Dawnn

    I love this play, I and I hope it translates well on film. We know for sure that this film is not lacking in talent. I love Anika Noni Rose, Kerry Washington, and especially Phylicia Rahsad.

    I WILL be supporting this film!! ..Can’t wait!

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  2. I just checked the trailer out today on AOL Black Voices page and I have to say I’m rather excited for this production. It looks as though Mr. Perry might have tapped into a greater sense of directorial muse with this film.

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  3. raydine allen

    THE MOVIE GAVE FOOD FOR THOUGHT TO THE BRAIN, ALLOWING YOU TO VIEW THE FORUM FROM DIFFERENT ANGLES, SEEING HOW THE FACE REALLY SHOWING WITHIN THE FACES ACTUALLY SEEN WITH THE VISUAL EYE, WAS THE FACE CONNECTED WITHIN THE CHEST OF MANKIND, SOME CALL IT THE HEART, SAME BEAT, DIFFERENT RYTHUMS. NOW THIS FEELING THOUGH IS ALIGNED WITHOUT A DISCRIMINATOR FOR AGE, RACE,GENDER OR STATUS NOT HAVING A FORM OR POSTURE, IT TRYS TO ATTACH ITSELF TO ALL MANKIND, AND FROM THAT PURPOSE ALONE, HELPS US TO SEE THAT YES WE ARE ALL COLORED. WITH DIFFERENT ORDERS OF DISTINCTION. NOW THE SHOW SAYS FOR GIRLS, BUT WE MUST UNDERSTAND THE INCABATOR (WOMEN) IS THE CARRIER OF LIVING CONNECTED FROM THE SEED(MAN) FOR BEGINNING. WONDERFUL MOVIE.

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