Warner Bros. Pictures invites you to experience the extraordinary sisterhood of three women who share one unbreakable bond in new “The Color Purple” featurette. Dive into the bold new take on the beloved classic with producer Oprah Winfrey and stars Taraji P. Henson, Fantasia and more.
The Color Purple Cast
“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 Color Purple” is a story about three women, Celie (Fantasia Barrino), Nettie (Halle Bailey), and Shug Avery (Taraji P. Henson), who are brought together by the power of love and sisterhood. Celie is a young woman who has been mistreated by her abusive father and stepfather. When she is forced to marry a cruel man named Albert (Colman Domingo), she finds solace in her sister Nettie, who is sent away to live with missionaries in Africa.
Years pass and Celie endures years of abuse and hardship. She finds comfort in her friendship with Shug Avery, a famous blues singer who is also Albert’s former mistress. Shug introduces Celie to a new world of love and freedom, and Celie begins to find her own voice.
Through it all, Celie and Nettie remain close, writing letters to each other that keep them connected. Eventually, Celie is reunited with Nettie and her children, and the three sisters finally find the happiness and fulfillment they deserve.
Blitz Bazawule is a Ghanaian-American filmmaker who is known for his visually stunning and emotionally resonant work. He is best known for directing Beyoncé’s visual album “Black Is King” and the Netflix film “The Burial of Kojo.”
Bazawule’s vision for “The Color Purple” is to create a film that is both faithful to the spirit of the original novel and a bold new take on the story. He has said that he wants to make a film that will “speak to the hearts of audiences of all generations.”
“The Color Purple” is produced by Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Scott Sanders, and Quincy Jones. Winfrey, Spielberg, and Jones were also producers of the 1985 film adaptation of “The Color Purple.”
Winfrey has said that she is excited to bring “The Color Purple” to a new generation of audiences. She has said that the film is a “story of resilience, hope, and the power of sisterhood.”