By Wilson Morales
Lionsgate has released the first official photo of ‘Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls,’ which will now be shown in theaters on November 5th.
From left to right: Anika Noni Rose (as Yasmine), Kerry Washington (as Kelly), Janet Jackson (as Joanna), Kimberly Elise (as Crystal), Phylicia Rashad (as Gilda), Loretta Devine (as Juanita), Tessa Thompson (Nyla) and Thandie Newton (Tangie)
Written and directed by Tyler Perry, the film is based on the stage play ‘For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf’ by Ntozake Shange.
The story consists of a series of poems performed through a cast of nameless women known only by a color. The characters deal with subjects such as love, abandonment, rape and abortion.
The cast includes Janet Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg, Loretta Devine, Anika Noni Rose, Thandie Newton, Kimberly Elise, Kerry Washington, Phylicia Rashad, Macy Gray, Tessa Thompson, Michael Ealy, Hill Harper, Khalil Kain, Omari Hardwick and Richard Lawson.