Warner Bros. has dropped a brand new The Color Purple video for its upcoming film adaptation of the award-winning Broadway musical. It is scheduled to arrive in theaters on December 25.
The featurette shows the cast and producers including Oprah Winfrey, Halle Bailey, Ciara, Taraji P. Henson, and more as they discuss what the audience can expect to see from the movie. It also teases director Blitz Bazawule’s modern twist to Steven Spielberg’s classic 1985 movie.
Check out The Color Purple video below (watch more trailers):
Who’s the cast of The Color Purple?
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning 1982 novel by Alice Walker, The Color Purple is directed by Black Is King filmmaker Blitz Bazawule from a screenplay written by Marcus Gardley. The musical drama stars Taraji P. Henson as Shrug Avery, Danielle Brooks as Sofia, Colman Domingo as Mister, Corey Hawkins as Harpo, H.E.R. as Squeak, Halle Bailey as young Nettie, Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor as Mama, Louis Gossett Jr. as Mister Johnson, David Alan Grier as Rev. Samuel, Deon Cole as Alfonso, Tamela J. Mann as First Lady, Jon Batiste as Grady, Stephen Hill as Buster, Elizabeth Marvel as Miss Millie, and Fantasia Barrino as Celie in her major motion picture debut.
The film centers around the extraordinary sisterhood of three women who share one unbreakable bond. It follows Celie and other African-American women in the Southern United States in the 1930s and their struggles with racism and living in the lower social class. Celie also struggles to find her identity after suffering abuse from various men in her life over the years.
The Color Purple musical film is produced by Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey, who have worked together on the 1985 film adaptation. Joining Spielberg and Winfrey as producers are Scott Sanders and Quincy Jones with Alice Walker, Rebecca Walker, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Carla Gardini and Mara Jacobs serving as executive producers.