Alice Walker’s 1982 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Color Purple which was adapted in 1985 by Steven Spielberg is coming back to screens with another adaptation. The trailer of the new film was released by Warner Bros. Pictures on Tuesday. It is directed by Blitz Bazawule.
The Color Purple stars Taraji P.Henson, Danielle Brooks, Colman Domingo, Corey Hawkins, H.E.R., Halle Bailey, Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor and Fantasia Barrino (in her major motion picture debut). The trailer shows how Celie, after being separated from her sister Nettie struggles to live life as a housewife in American South of the early 1900s. The film’s screenplay is written by Marcus Gardley and is based on the novel as well as the musical stage play and the book of the musical stage play by Marsha Norman.
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The film has music by Kris Bowers and the executive music producers are Nick Baxter, Stephen Bray and Blitz Bazawule.
The Color Purple is produced by Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, Scott Sanders and Quincy Jones and is set to open in theatres in North America on December 25, 2023 and internationally beginning 18 January 2024.