The Colour Purple

2023
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Title: The Colour Purple

Original Title: The Color Purple

Year: 2023

Info

Release Dates

  • UK: January 26 2024
  • United States: December 25 2023

Plot

Warner Bros. Pictures invites you to experience the extraordinary sorority between three women who share an unbreakable bond in 'The Color Purple.' This bold new version of the popular classic is directed by Blitz Bazawule and produced by Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Scott Sanders and Quincy Jones.

'The Color Purple' stars Taraji P. Henson, the protagonist of 'Hidden Figures', Danielle Brooks, known for 'Orange is the new black', Colman Domingo of 'Fear the Walking Dead', Corey Hawkins, HER, Halle Bailey, the protagonist of 'The Little Mermaid', Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor and Fantasia Barrino, in her major film debut, and has a script by Marcus Gardley.

The film is based on Alice Walker's 1982 novel and the musical theater play, libretto (of the musical theater play) by Marsha Norman, and its music and lyrics come from the hand of Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray. This American coming-of-age musical drama is the second film adaptation of the novel, following Steven Spielberg's 1985 film. Spielberg and Quincy Jones return to produce this version, along with the musical's producers Scott Sanders and Oprah Winfrey, the latter of whom also starred in the 1985 film as Sofia.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents this production by Harpo Films, Amblin Entertainment, Scott Sanders and QJP, distributing it worldwide and it will be released in theaters in Spain on February 9, 2024.

Awards

  • 2024 Academy Awards (Oscars): 1 0
  • 2024 Golden Globes: 2 0
  • 2024 BAFTA Awards: 2 0

Cast

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Trivia

Origins

It was first written as a book by Alice Walker, which was later made into a film directed by Steven Spielberg. The book was then turned into a Broadway musical in 2005. This second film adaptation is based on the musical adaptation.

Old friends

Danielle Brooks and Corey Hawkins are good friends and former Juilliard classmates. Shortly after being cast as Harpo, Hawkins asked producer Scott Sanders to consider Brooks to play Sofia opposite him. She had previously starred as Sofia in the 2015 Broadway musical revival.

Reprising roles

Fantasia Barrino (Celie) reprises her role in the movie from the original 2005 Broadway production of 'The Color Purple' and Danielle Brooks (Sophia) reprises her role from the 2015 Broadway Revival.

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