Thandie Newton has joined the cast of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf.
People reports that director Tyler Perry cut short a vacation to deal with the casting change:
Jetting back to Atlanta where the movie is filming, he selected Thandie Newton to fill Carey’s role. (She will join Whoopi Goldberg, Kerry Washington and Janet Jackson in the cast.) Perry also discovered that the singer’s doctor was to blame for her sudden departure.
“I was told that we got a call, saying that even though our deal was done, she had been advised by her doctor not to do the film,” Perry writes. “I said, ‘What? You know I want a doctor’s note, don’t you? LOL.”
As everyone knows by now, Mariah is reportedly pregnant, though neither Mimi nor husband Nick Cannon have confirmed the news. Madame Thandie’s credits include Crash, W. and Beloved.