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Tyler Perry to adapt Ntozake Shange's 'For Colored Girls...' for the big screen

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Tyler Perry will write, direct, and produce an adaptation of Ntozake Shange’s 1975 play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf, according to Variety. It will be the first project for Perry’s 34th Street Films production company under Lionsgate; shooting is expected to begin in Atlanta this November.