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Tyler Perry generating Oscar buzz ‘For Colored Girls’?

HollywoodNews.com: Oscar pundits are warming up to Tyler Perry. The director, who has been a staple at the Lionsgate box office with his urban family dramas during the fall, winter and spring has a new title expected to bow in January, “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf.”

While it is quite early in awards season, it’s believed by some that the film could be given an Oscar run before the end of the year.

In Contention describes “Enuf” as “Perry’s filmization of Ntozake Shange’s landmark 1975 stage study of the African-American female experience. The play, a poetry-based piece taking on issues of abuse, rape, abortion and eventual empowerment, is pretty strong medicine; it’s difficult to imagine how it might work on film, and how it’ll mesh with Perry’s brash creative sensibility.”

It is assumed that “Enuf” could have the dramatic heat of last year’s “Precious,” however that film was propelled by the acclaim it received on the festival circuit. Perry raised his profile among Oscar voters last year by serving as the executive producer on “Precious.”

“Enuf” headlines an-all star wattage cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Thandie Newton, Kerry Washington, Janet Jackson, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose, Kimberly Elise, Loretta Devine and Macy Gray.

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4 Comments

  • August 30, 2010 | Permalink |

    GOD FORBID AN OSCAR…THE TITLE ALONE IS ENUF TO DO MORE DAMAGE TO BLACK WOMAN,,,,SHAME AGAIN ON YOU Tyler..Precious was bad enuf, my brother. When will you learn

  • September 2, 2010 | Permalink |

    How was Precious bad? This film & Precious touched on subjects some filmmakers wouldn’t dare touch. This movie will be outstanding.

  • September 12, 2010 | Permalink |

    What was bad about Precious.. If you have to ask that question then you would not understand if I explained it to you…It not all about filmaking in this world. The movie will Out Strand but be outstanding don’t think so.

  • September 14, 2010 | Permalink |

    precious was amazing. it showed the life many young black girls are living today. obviously if the play was a success, the movie may even do better. maybe you should look into black culture cause obviously you have no idea what blacks have to deal with.

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