The film’s musical features a cast of acclaimed musicians, including Fantasia Barrino, Ciara and Halle Bailey
MANILA, Philippines – Warner Brothers Pictures has released the trailer for the upcoming musical film The purple color Tuesday, May 23.
The purple color is a coming-of-age story about a young woman named Celie Harris, who goes through many struggles as an African American in the American South in the early 20th century. The film is an adaptation of Alice Walker’s 1982 novel.
A non-musical film version directed by Steven Spielberg received critical acclaim and box office success in 1985, and the Broadway musical version was first staged in 2005.
Celie is played by american idol 2004 winner and actress Fantasia Barrino, with Phylicia Pearl Mpasi playing her younger counterpart. Singer Ciara plays her sister Nettie, while The little MermaidHalle Bailey plays young Nettie.
The purple color also stars Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks, Colman Domingo and Corey Hawkins. Among the cast is Filipino-American R&B singer HER, who will be making her film debut.
The film is directed by Blitz Bazawule and is the second film adaptation of Walker’s novel. The first film adaptation was released in 1985 and was directed by Steven Spielberg. Oprah Winfrey, who starred in the 1985 version of The purple coloris co-producing the new adaptation with Spielberg, Quincy Jones and Scott Sanders.
According to Warner Brothers Pictures, the American release of The purple color is scheduled for release on December 25, 2023, while the film will be released internationally from January 18, 2024. – with reports by Sophia Gonzaga/ Rappler.com