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Tyler Perry to Make Movie

Perry, Again: Tyler Perry will write, direct, and produce a feature adaptation of Ntozake Shange’s 1975 play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf. The play is structured in a series of poems that deal with issues such as love, abandonment, and rape from the female perspective; Perry would look to put together a star-studded ensemble cast. Also, this is the first Perry film not based on an original idea, which could have major consequences — now that Perry has discovered adaptations, we could go for whole months with just Tyler Perry movies being released in theaters. [HR]

Good Fortune: Colin Hanks, Ari Graynor, and Jeffrey Tambor are starring in indie comedy Lucky. Directed by Gil Cates Jr. and scripted by Saturday Night Live writer Kent Sublette, the movie centers on a would-be serial killer who wins the lottery and goes after his lifelong crush. Tom Hanks’s kid as an aspiring murderous psychopath? We’ll reserve judgment for the big screen. [Variety]

Government Assistance: The Host 2, the prequel to Bong Joon-ho’s 2006 hit about a river monster that wreaks havoc on the citizens of Seoul, will get $1.5 million from the Korean government toward its $10 million budget. The money will come, specifically, from the Korea Creative Content Agency’s global projects technology-development-support program, and will go toward the CGI budget. When, oh when, will the U.S. stop lagging behind other countries in the development of awesome Korean monster movies? [Variety]

Queens County Is So Jealous Right Now: Spike Lee is lending his support to Brooklyn hip-hop artist Lemon Andersen’s one-man show County of Kings, signing on as one of the presenters. The show, a memoir, premiered at the Public Theater last year as part of the Under the Radar Fest, returns to the theater for a longer run. So if you’re into the possibility of being in the same bathroom line as Mr. Lee, get your tickets now. [Variety]

Face-off: Uh-oh! Major-studio smackdown! Just days after Columbia announced Dec. 17, 2010, as the release date for Seth Rogen crime-fighting flick The Green Hornet, Disney announced the exact same date for Daft Punk–assisted sequel-adaptation Tron Legacy. Who will grab the wheel and veer out of the way first? Who?! [HR]

Imus on the TV: Don Imus’s morning show, nationally syndicated by Citadel Media, will be simulcast on the Fox Business Network starting October 5, with appearances by Fox Business Network anchors Jenna Lee, Connell McShane, and Ashley Webster as part of the deal. According to Imus, Fox News chief Roger Ailes is the “preeminent genius of American broadcasting.” Looks like Imus is picking his words more carefully these days? [Variety]

Tyler Perry to Make Movie