The Color Purple - Cast Presentation - Music by Ruy Folguera
Oprah Announces Cast for The Color Purple Musical Film
The musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s classic 1982 book is coming to the big screen in 2023.
Oprah can't wait for the new adaptation of The Color Purple. "To reinvent the movie at this time is to reinvent a phenomenon," she explained. Her major film debut was as Sofia in the 1985 adaptation of Alice Walker's 1982 Pulitzer Prize winning novel.
"It has been a vehicle for magic and purpose in my life,” Winfrey told Vanity Fair. "I don’t know anybody who’s ever been associated with it whose life didn’t get enhanced. Everything comes from the original words of Alice Walker, which were grounded in love, really. Love of this community. Love of these people. Love of those characters. And that just gets passed on and passed on and passed on. I can’t wait to see this next evolvement, which is not attached to having done it the way we’ve always done it."
Here's everything we know about The Color Purple musical film.
Oprah announced the cast.
In February, Winfrey shared news of the actors and actresses who will star in the musical film. The cast features Fantasia Taylor as Celie, Colman Domingo as Mister, Taraji P. Henson as Shug Avery, Danielle Brooks as Sofia, Halle Bailey as Nettie, Corey Hawkins as Harpo, and H.E.R. as Speak.