It’s almost time for The Color Purple musical movie. The new version of Alice Walker’s book and later the Broadway show it led to, which was initially released in 1985 as a film directed by Steven Spielberg, revealed its first trailer on Monday.
Fantasia Barrino plays Celie in this adaptation, which was directed by Bazawule. Danielle Brooks, in this movie, plays Sofia, and the ensemble cast also features Halle Bailey, Taraji Henson, Louis Gossett, David A Grier, Corey Hawkins, and multiple others.
Oprah Winfrey On Crafting A Refreshed Version Of The Color Purple
The trailer’s press release describes the movie as a “brave new perspective on a beloved classic” that explores the unparalleled sisterhood of 3 extraordinary women sharing an unbreakable connection. The project’s producer is Oprah, who in 1985 played Sofia opposite Goldberg in the film Celie. Winfrey, 69, described directing the new The Color Purple as a “wholesome moment” that has a lot of significance to her at CinemaCon 2023 in April.
Onstage, she declared that upon being made in 1985, The Color Purple became one of the greatest movies of all time. She added that it was one of the best things that had happened to her. Winfrey concluded by saying that they were doing a fresh version with “the most suitable director” in the form of Bazawule,41. Oprah Winfrey recalled in May last year how she and her friend Gayle King experienced emotional outbursts while visiting the new movie’s Georgia set.
The ensemble is “putting together a reconstructed, evolved form of the show on Broadway to a younger generation of fans,” she said in her review of her set visit for OprahDaily.com. Adding that If one enjoyed the original, she can assure us that we’ll be pleased with this one as well.