By Adam Hetrick
26 Mar 2010
|Photo by Aubrey Reuben|
Perry told Black Voices that in addition to Goldberg and Rashad, his starry cast would also feature Loretta Devine, Kerry Washington, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Jurnee Smollett, Kimberly Elise and Macy Gray.
"For colored girls" will begin filming in New York this June, with a possible winter 2011 release.
Goldberg had been previously announced to produce a 2008 Broadway revival of the play, with Grammy winner India.Arie attached to star. The production, which was to include an updated script to make it more relevant to contemporary audiences, never materialized.
The production was nominated for a 1977 Best Play Tony Award, and actress Trazana Beverley won a Tony in the category of Best Actress in a Featured Role (Play). The original Broadway company also featured Laurie Carlos, Risë Collins, Aku Kadogo, Janet League, Paula Moss and Ntozake Shange.