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The big-screen adaptation of the stage musical will light up theaters this Christmas. It is almost time to experience The Color Purple.

The Color Purple has already had a big-screen adaptation back in 1985 by Steven Spielberg. Based on the novel by Alice Walker, The film starred Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, and Danny Glover. The movie was nominated for several Oscars but failed to win one. A stage musical of the novel opened on Broadway in 2005 and ran until 2008, and was revived again in 2015, gaining two Tony Awards in 2016. Indeed, every version of the property has been a resounding success.

This Christmas sees a second theatrical version of the film being released. The film will be based on the novel and the musical Broadway adaptation. Steven Spielberg and Quincy Jones return to produce this version, along with the stage musical’s producers Scott Sanders and Oprah Winfrey, who played Sofia in the 1985 film. A teaser trailer for the film has been released. Certainly, the film looks to be a home run for all concerned.


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The film is directed by Blitz Bazawule from a screenplay by Marcus Gardley, with Music by Kris Bowers, Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, Stephen Bray, and Siedah Garrett. It stars Fantasia Barrino and Danielle Brooks, both reprising their roles from the stage musical productions. Also starring in the film are Taraji P. Henson, Colman Domingo, Corey Hawkins, H.E.R., Halle Bailey, Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, Louis Gossett Jr, and Phylicia Pearl Mpasi. Harpo Films, Amblin Entertainment, and Scott Sanders Productions are the production companies behind the film while Warner Bros. will be distributing it.

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The new musical version of The Color Purple is scheduled to be released in the United States on December 25, 2023, by Warner Bros. Pictures. Additionally, no release date for the UK and other territories have been announced. Meanwhile, you can always check back here at The Future Of The Force for any further announcements on the movie.

Are you a fan of the original movie and/ or the stage show? Will you be going to see the film in theaters this Christmas? What are you hoping for? Head down to the comments section to let us know. We’d love to hear from you.

Source: Warner Bros. UK And Ireland





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