The Color Purple | Official Trailer
A bold new take on the beloved classic. #TheColorPurple only in theaters December 25.
Warner Bros. Pictures invites you to experience the extraordinary sisterhood of three women who share one unbreakable bond in “The Color Purple.” This bold new take on the beloved classic is directed by Blitz Bazawule (“Black Is King,” “The Burial of Kojo”) and produced by Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Scott Sanders and Quincy Jones.
“The Color Purple” stars Taraji P. Henson (“What Men Want,” “Hidden Figures”), Danielle Brooks (“Peacemaker,” “Orange Is the New Black”), Colman Domingo (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “Fear the Walking Dead”), Corey Hawkins (“In the Heights,” “BlacKkKlansman”), H.E.R. (“Judas and the Black Messiah,” “Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration”), Halle Bailey (“The Little Mermaid,” “Grown-ish”), Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor (“King Richard,” “If Beale Street Could Talk”), and Fantasia Barrino (in her major motion picture debut).
The screenplay is by Marcus Gardley (“Maid,” “The Chi”), based on the novel by Alice Walker and based on the musical stage play, book (of the musical stage play) by Marsha Norman, music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray. The executive producers Alice Walker, Rebecca Walker, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Carla Gardini, Mara Jacobs, Adam Fell, Courtenay Valenti, Sheila Walcott and Michael Beugg.
Joining director Bazawule behind the camera are director of photography Dan Laustsen (“John Wick: Chapter 4,” “The Shape of Water”), production designer Paul Denham Austerberry (“The Flash,” “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”) and editor Jon Poll (“Bombshell,” “The Greatest Showman”). The choreographer is Fatima Robinson (“Coming 2 America,” “Dreamgirls”) and the costumes are designed by Francine Jamison-Tanchuck (“Emancipation,” “One Night in Miami…”). The music supervisors are Jordan Carroll (“The Greatest Showman,” “Godfather of Harlem”) and Morgan Rhodes (“Space Jam: A New Legacy,” “Selma”); the music is by Kris Bowers (“King Richard,” “Green Book”); and the executive music producers are Nick Baxter (“Babylon,” “CODA”), Stephen Bray (“Respect,” “Juanita”) and Blitz Bazawule.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Harpo Films Production, an Amblin Entertainment Production, a Scott Sanders Production/a QJP Production, “The Color Purple.” It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures and is set to open in theaters in North America on December 25, 2023 and internationally beginning 18 January 2024.
FYI: this is NOT a remake of the original movie, it is an adaptation of the broadway musical. the musical is much more closer to the book than the original movie. the musical and the 1985 film are vastly different so there is nothing to worry about. this movie will be its own thing.
I’m seeing this just because I love a musical
Thank you! The amount of time i had to correct people who don’t look up facts and just come to complain about bs is crazy
@Mark John That’s how the world is these days
And FYI, no one asked for it either…
I never thought i would see Fantasia step back into this iconic role! I’m seeing this for this ensemble
Yes I’m so excited
@Tipsy Fairy 901 I watched the first movie during lockdown as homework to get ready for this
I thought Fantasia was over already
@Noelle Gilmore So did I which is why she disappeared for a while until now
So glad she’s back. I love her voice
God I hope they give Fantasia room to shine in this movie, she’s got the potential to give an Oscar worthy performance here. If this movie is as good as this trailer implies, I expect nothing short of perfection from her. She has the talent and the voice and charisma to pull it off.
When it comes to Steven Spielberg.. it won’t disappoint!!
But she’s has to have some acting chops too
@SHAWN LITTLE Even if he’s not directing like he did in the 80’s, he can still tell a story. West Side Story and the Fabelmans prove it
Did you read my comment carefully?
@SHAWN LITTLE I was just taking your side
I’m over here freaking out. I hope this movie gives my girl Fantasia all the praise and recognition she’s been so deserving of for so long. Can’t wait.
If Fantasia don’t sing!!! I remember when she performed this song at the Tony Awards. One of my favorites of hers ever 🤗🙏🏾
I remember too! I was 14 the first time I saw on YouTube.
I’m not exaggerating when I say I go back to that performance about once a month and it brings me to tears every single time. And it was just her on a bare stage- she wasn’t even in costume. But she was *living* those lyrics and the music just poured out of her like it was holy. I am so excited for her I can’t even put it into words. Best Actress All the Awards. Right now.
@cuchelo1 right! She LIVED that song!!
@Manuel Orozco soooo good!! I almost threw a shoe at the TV bc they didn’t stand up for her 🤣
@The PlatinumDiva Good one. I’m 30 now and I still haven’t seen the musical
I really thought this was a remake to the classic film but it’s a musical and that’s totally fine with me but I feel like Fantasia is going to killed it as Cecily and Oscars here we come! Cause I know this whole entire cast will deliver a performance of a “Lifetime” 👏❤🔥
It’s Celie not Cecily lol
I watched the movie during lockdown to get ready for this
@Manuel Orozco I highly recommend the book too!
@OliveB No thank you. I’m good
Whew. The way Fantasias voice came in, the eyes welled up and my goosebumps raised. She should have won a TONY for her portrayal and she better not get robbed for her Oscar.
havent even seen the movie, and says she deserve an oscar. Come on now
The KNOT in my throat rn
I 100% agree
She wasn’t eligible for a Tony because she didn’t originate the role
She didn’t get a Tony because she was a replacement so she wasn’t eligible but she won a Theatre World award
Halle Bailey literally went from singing songs at home on YouTube with her sister, to starring in two of the biggest movies of the year. How incredible, what a gorgeous cast of black excellence. 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾👏🏾
“…two of the biggest movies of the year…”??!! I don’t know if you are joking, or not; but you definitely made me laugh. Thank you…😅😂🤣💀
Can’t wait for award season because she about to get a Oscar! And I said it first
@Jason D Williams she’s not wrong
@Jason D Williams she wasn’t joking and she is correct like she said 2 of the biggest movies
@Angel Bonet 🤣
I love H.E.R.! I would love to see her on Broadway!
Wasnt she Belle in Beauty and the Beast?
@Okeeno Wilson She was! In the 30th Celebration on ABC last year opposite Josh Groban.
She was so great I think she would be a great Broadway actress in my opinion
Taraji is going to KILL IT as Shug Avery! ❤
She killed it as Miss Hannigan in Annie and I hope you are right
I appreciate everyone in this cast but the color purple and musicals aren’t really my thing……but I love Taraji so I’ll probably watch more for her than anything.