On Monday, Warner Bros. Footage debuted the primary trailer for the brand new adaptation of the Alice Walker novel and the Broadway musical it impressed, which was beforehand launched as a non-musical movie in 1985 directed by Steven Spielberg.
On this model, directed by Blitz Bazawule, Fantasia Barrino performs Celie in her characteristic movie debut, whereas Danielle Brooks performs Sofia amongst a star-studded solid that additionally contains Taraji P. Henson, Halle Bailey, Louis Gossett Jr., Corey Hawkins, David Alan Grier, Colman Domingo, Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, H.E.R., Ciara, Jon Batiste and Deon Cole.
Oprah Winfrey, who starred as Sofia within the 1985 film reverse Whoopi Goldberg as Celie, is a producer behind the mission. At CinemaCon 2023 in April, Winfrey, 69, referred to as overseeing the brand new manufacturing a “full-circle second” that “holds nice private which means” to her.
“The Coloration Purple in 1985 was the most important and most necessary factor that ever occurred to me and continues to be,” she stated onstage, including, “Now we’re doing a brand-new model that would solely come due to probably the most good director,” in 41-year-old Bazawule, who made his directorial debut with 2018’s The Burial of Kojo.
Again in Could 2022, Winfrey recounted that she bought emotional visiting the Georgia set of the brand new movie with pal Gayle King.
Marcus Gardley wrote The Coloration Purple’s script based mostly on the ebook of the identical title and the musical by Marsha Norman. Spielberg, 76, serves as a producer on the brand new film musical, together with Scott Sanders and Quincy Jones
The Coloration Purple is in theaters Dec. 25.