Welcome back Fam! Today we are here discussing this amazing musical movie If you are into musical movies then you would be very much aware of this award-winning movie called the color purple. “The Color Purple” is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and later on it turned into an Oscar-nominated movie which is directed by Steven Spielberg in 1985.
After that, this movie was also nominated for Tony musical in the year 2006. That was further followed by a celebration in 2015. As of now the two adaptations of this movie are going to be back together as one with Amblin Entertainment and Warner Bros turning this musical into a movie. So keep on reading further to know everything we have gathered for you regarding this upcoming new movie.
The Color Purple Release Date
The Upcoming movie from the musical adaptation of the color purple is all planned to be released on 20th December 2023. The film is being made by Warner Bros. Pictures and it is very unlikely for the movie to be out in theaters anytime soon.
But we are expecting that this movie is going to stay at least 45 days in theatres after the release and after that itself it would be available on all the streaming platforms.
Everything bout The Color Purple
The Color Purple Is based on the life story of African American women in the early 20th century in Georgia. This story is about two sisters Celie and Nettie who had kept the trust, loyalty, and hope in each other even after such a long-distance, time, and silence.
The novel is a lot famous for drawing the attention of the readers into its memorable implications of real-life portrayals of Nettie, Celie, Sofia, Shug Avery, and their experiences. This musical adds a great contribution to breaking the Silence regarding sexual abuse and domestic violence. Along with that sharing the lives of women through all their struggle and pain growth and companionship bravery and resilience during that period.
The story is about 4 Black women who had been a constant part of such challenges starting from the school days and facing a lot of sexual abuse violence, homosexuality, and explicit language. All the factors added great reliability and significance to the story and this is the reason BBC News listed the novel on the top 100 list of most influential novels.
The broadway stage production which was depicted from this book shows the ragtime, Jazz, Blues, and Gospel of African music and shares the story that had become a touchstone since its production in the year 1982. This story adds an entirely new dimension to all the narrative and showcases the authenticity of black music and black characters in a black story.
This musical had earned 11 nominations and a total of 910 performances after its release in 2005. The revival happened in 2015 this musical was once again selected for the best Tony awards and was praised by a lot of the critics. Thus we are hoping that this movie is going to create such magic once again on every platform.
The Color Purple Cast
As of now none of the characters have been decided for the entire cast. However, in the Broadway revival, we have seen a lot of characters including Celie(by Cynthia Erivo), Shug Avery(by Jennifer Hudson), Nettie( by Danielle Brooks), and Sofia( by Joaquina Kalukango).
Other than these roles no other roles have been confirmed for the upcoming movie. But we are sure that it will be shared with us shortly once the production for the movie begins. However, we know that Cynthia erivo will be taking one of the main roles on the screen in the musical adaptation of wicked so she might not be present in the movie.
The only cast members who have been confirmed for the movie are Corey Hawkins as Harpo. How character would be as a male role and another the person would be making her acting debut is Mary Agnes.
The Color Purple Director, Writer, and More
The upcoming movie is going to be directed by Blitz Bazawule. He is also known for directing Beyoncé’s Disney+ visual album which features”Black is King.” he is also famous for his movie “The Burial of Kojo,”. This movie had even won the Best Narrative Feature which was also released at the Urbanworld Film Festival. This movie had won the Grand Prize at the Luxor African Film Festival in Egypt in 2019.
The screenplay would be written by Marcus Gardley. Some of his previous works include The Chi” and “Z: The Beginning of Everything”, “Foundation,” “Tales of the City,” “NOS4A2. And “Maid,”
The producers of the show include Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, Quincy Jones, and Scott Sanders. The executive producer of the show would be Author Alice Walker.
The Color Purple Trailer
As of now there is no trailer for the upcoming movie however you can still watch the preview of musical moments for this upcoming show. Till then stay tuned with us for such a meeting updates about your favourite shows and favourite characters.