The Color Purple (2023)

Based on the novel by Alice Walker, The Color Purple is a drama-musical film by director Blitz Bazawule. The film centers on Celie, a young African American woman living through the tumultuous era of the early 1900s in the South who finds her independence through a budding sisterhood that she cultivates over decades.

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The Color Purple (2023)

Release Date
December 25, 2023
Blitz Bazawule
Taraji P. Henson , Danielle Brooks , Colman Domingo , Corey Hawkins , Halle Bailey , H.E.R. , Phylicia Pearl Mpasi , Fantasia Barrino
Marcus Gardley
Story By
Alice Walker, Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, Stephen Bray, Marsha Norman
Harpo Films , Amblin Entertainment , Scott Sanders Productions , Quincy Jones Productions
Warner Bros. Pictures


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How Much The Color Purple Cost To Make & What Box Office It Needs

The Color Purple's budget seems high, but critical acclaim, a dazzling cast, and a musical premise for the season ensures big gains at the box office.

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Where To Watch The Color Purple: Showtimes & Streaming Status

2023's The Color Purple movie adaptation brings a musical twist to the story, and viewers can watch it in theaters or at home on streaming later.

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The Color Purple's Rotten Tomatoes Score Dethrones Steven Spielberg's 1985 Version

The Rotten Tomatoes score for 2023’s The Color Purple has arrived, and the new musical has beaten the score for Steven Spielberg’s 1985 original.

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The Color Purple Eyed Two Of The World's Biggest Musicians For Lead Role, Reveals Oprah Winfrey

The Color Purple producer Oprah Winfrey claims that the film once eyed two major music stars to play the lead role in the upcoming musical remake.

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Why Fantasia Barrino Refused To Star In The Color Purple Again Until The 2023 Movie

Recent Golden Globe nominated actress Fantasia Barrino explains why she refused to star in The Color Purple again before the film adaptation.

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The Color Purple Trailer Shows Off Acclaim, Show-Stopping Musical Numbers

The newest trailer for The Color Purple reveals another of the musical adaptation's vocally powerful, show-stopping numbers, which updates the story.

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The Color Purple (2023): Release Date, Cast, Story Details, Trailer & Everything We Know

Everything that has been confirmed about The Color Purple (2023), the coming-of-age musical film, starring Fantasia Barrino and Taraji P. Henson.

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The Color Purple Trailer: Electric New Musical Adaptation Of Classic Book

The Color Purple trailer gives a look into the upcoming musical movie adaptation of the Alice Walker novel, which is far afield from the 1985 film.

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The Color Purple Trailer: Iconic Movie Gets Stunning New Adaptation

The first trailer for The Color Purple has arrived, revealing a look at the stunning new musical adaptation after Steven Spielberg's iconic 1985 film.

The Color Purple Movie Musical Casts Grammy Winner Jon Batiste

Recent Grammy Award winner, Jon Batiste, is set to star in the forthcoming musical remake of the 1982 Alice Walker novel, The Color Purple.

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The Color Purple Musical Movie Casts King Richard's Aunjanue Ellis

King Richard star Aunjanue Ellis joins the cast of the upcoming musical movie adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Color Purple.

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The Color Purple Movie Musical BTS Image Confirms Filming Has Started

The upcoming musical remake of Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple has seemingly started filming, according to a Tweet from director Blitz Bazawule.