04 October 2009

Based on a Choreopoem?

The poetic work of my youth, ntozake shange's for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf, will be made into a movie. That's about the craziest thing I've ever heard. I mean, it's a choreopoem. Or, no: it's the choreopoem. And talks of casting Halle Berry, Beyoncé and Oprah Winfrey? Please.

The play was filmed in 1982 (released on dvd in 2002), with shange in it. I for one will never need any other adaptation.

Shooting is said to start in November. 

Erykah Badu used the characters from for colored girls in her Bag Lady video (which shange didn't approve of).

News via The Root.