Monday, March 30, 2009
Article I found
The Wrap News
Lionsgate Acquires 'For Colored Girls'
Studio gets worldwide rights to film version of the award-winning play
March 20, 2009, New York City.
By Wrap Staff
Lionsgate announced today that it has acquired worldwide rights to a planned screen version of the award-winning play "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf."
The studio acquired worldwide rights to the 1975 stage play by Ntozake Shange, and the adapted screenplay written by Nzingha Stewart, who will direct the film. No cast has been set.
According to the studio, "the acquisition reflects Lionsgate’s leadership role in producing and distributing a diverse roster of motion pictures about black characters," in particular the Tyler Perry franchise.