Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad, Janet Jackson and Tyler Perry are in Gwinnett County as I type, working on scenes for the film adaptation of “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf.”
The cast of Perry’s latest project has been filming scenes up there for a couple of days and should wrap up late tonight. Then, it’s on to Tyler Perry Studios for some interior scenes. The production has been filming in Midtown and Buckhead, and plans to do some shooting at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, too.
Co-producer Joe Genier told Buzz that things are going well. The film is set to wrap up on July 9 and should be released in January 2011.
“So far, so good,” he said during a break in the action this afternoon. Perry and the cast members – including Loretta Devine, Anika Noni Rose and Thandie Newton, who has taken the place of Mariah Carey – were all ensconced in their trailers during our brief visit to the set.
Genier, who has worked on a number of Perry’s films, lives in Los Angeles but spends enough time in Atlanta to have become a fan of local events such as the Inman Park and Dogwood festivals.
“Here in Georgia, I find it a little easier on the production front,” Genier said. “Everyone is enthusiastic. Everyone’s nice and friendly here.”