Fantasia Barrio makes her film debut in “The Color Purple.” (Warner Bros.)

Prepare to be captivated by the powerful sisterhood of three extraordinary women in the highly anticipated film, “The Color Purple.”
With visionary director Blitz Bazawule, renowned for his remarkable work on “Black Is King” and “The Burial of Kojo,” at the helm, and a stellar production team including Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Scott Sanders, and Quincy Jones, this bold reinterpretation of the beloved classic is poised to leave a lasting impact.
Leading this exceptional cast is the incomparable Taraji P. Henson, celebrated for her unforgettable performances in “What Men Want” and “Hidden Figures,” joined by the talented Danielle Brooks from “Peacemaker” and “Orange Is the New Black,” the remarkable Colman Domingo from “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and “Fear the Walking Dead,” and Corey Hawkins, whose stellar roles in “In the Heights” and “BlacKkKlansman” have garnered critical acclaim.

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Completing this exceptional ensemble are the multi-talented H.E.R., known for her incredible artistry in “Judas and the Black Messiah” and “Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration,” the gifted Halle Bailey from “The Little Mermaid” and “Grown-ish,” Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor from “King Richard” and “If Beale Street Could Talk,” and the sensational Fantasia Barrino, making
her debut in a major motion picture.
The screenplay, crafted by Marcus Gardley known for his work on “Maid” and “The Chi,” is based on the novel by Alice Walker, as well as the acclaimed musical stage play. The book of the musical stage play is by Marsha Norman, with music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray.
The film boasts an incredible lineup of executive producers, including Alice Walker, Rebecca Walker, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Carla Gardini, Mara Jacobs, Adam Fell, Courtenay Valenti, Sheila Walcott, and Michael Beugg.
Working alongside director Bazawule is the talented director of photography Dan Laustsen, known for his stunning visuals in “John Wick: Chapter 4” and “The Shape of Water.” The production design is helmed by Paul Denham Austerberry, renowned for his work on “The Flash” and “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” while the editing is expertly handled by Jon Poll, known for his contributions to “Bombshell” and “The Greatest Showman.”
Adding to the film’s visual tapestry is choreographer Fatima Robinson, acclaimed for her work on “Coming 2 America” and “Dreamgirls,” and costume designer Francine Jamison-Tanchuck, known for her artistry in “Emancipation” and “One Night in Miami…”

Bringing the film’s soul-stirring music to life are music supervisors Jordan Carroll, known for his work on “The Greatest Showman” and “Godfather of Harlem,” and Morgan Rhodes, celebrated for her contributions to “Space Jam: A New Legacy” and “Selma.”
The evocative score is composed by Kris Bowers, acclaimed for his work on “King Richard” and “Green Book,” while the executive music producers are Nick Baxter, Stephen Bray, and Blitz Bazawule himself.
Presented by Warner Bros. Pictures and featuring the combined efforts of Harpo Films, Amblinm Entertainment, Scott Sanders Productions, and QJP Productions, “The Color Purple” promises to be a cinematic masterpiece. Mark your calendars for its North American theatrical release on December 25, 2023, followed by the international premiere on January 18, 2024.
Get ready to be swept away by the power of sisterhood, resilience, and the indomitable spirit of
“The Color Purple.”
View the official trailer at