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 1974 Obie-winning and Tony Award-nominated for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf played The Public Theater and jumped to Broadway 1976-78, with playwright Shange featured as one of seven women who "reveal themselves, their lives, loves, hardships, and ultimately their discovery of strength and love."