Once more, Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg have teamed up to give Alice Walker’s novel “The Color Purple” fresh life by turning it into a compelling musical film. The eagerly awaited first trailer for this most recent adaptation, which was helmed by Blitz Bazawule, has been released by Warner Bros. The movie is scheduled to premiere on January 18, 2024, in other countries.
A bold new take on the beloved classic. #TheColorPurple only in theaters December 25. pic.twitter.com/siC3NapaT4
— Warner Bros. Pictures (@wbpictures) May 22, 2023
The “American Idol” champion Fantasia, who reprises her acclaimed Broadway performance, transports audiences on an immersive trip inside Celie’s universe in the trailer.
There are several great actresses in the cast, in addition to Fantasia who plays Celie. Taraji P. Henson plays Shug Avery, and Danielle Brooks plays the lead role of Sofia. Halle Bailey shines as Young Nettie, Colman Domingo defines Mister, H.E.R. portrays Squeak, and Corey Hawkins embodies Harpo. Louis Gossett Jr., David Alan Grier, Ciara, Deon Cole, Phylicia Pearl Mpasi, Tamala J. Mann, Stephen Hill, Jon Batiste, and Elizabeth Marvel round out the cast. Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor plays the role of Mama.
The novel “The Color Purple,” first released in 1982, is the tale of Celie, an African-American woman who endures violence from both her father and her husband while living in the American South in the early 20th century.
Below is its trailer: