Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson are among a host of actresses linked to Tyler Perry’s recently announced “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf” cast ! Directed by Tyler Perry, the forthcoming film adaptation of the 1976 play, will also star Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad, Jurnee Smollett, Kimberly Elise, Kerry Washington, Loretta Devine and Macy Gray. “Making a film of ‘For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow is Enuf’ is a dream come true for me,” Perry said of the forthcoming project, which follows his soon-to-be released film “Why I Did I Get Married Too ?”. “Ntozake Shange’s play is a magnificent tribute to the strength and dignity of women of color, and I think audiences of all generations will be able to recognize and embrace the experiences these women represent. Creatively, this movie is one of the most exciting undertakings of my career.” The film is slated to be shot this spring/summer, with a release set for early 2011.