By Whitney Pastorek
Updated September 03, 2009 at 09:37 PM EDT

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.