The philharmonic movie besides features Ciara, Danielle Brooks and Taraji P. Henson.
Warner Bros. unveiled nan trailer for nan big-screen philharmonic adjustment of The Color Purple connected Monday (May 22), starring Halle Bailey, H.E.R., Fantasia and more.
“Today, our coach taught america astir a spot called Africa,” Bailey says arsenic young Nettie Harris tells her older sister Celie to unfastened nan preview. “She opportunity our mamas travel from queens complete there. That intends that we? Royalty.”
As Fantasia’s sound echoes complete nan clip arsenic a grown-up Celie singing “I’m Here,” nan 2 sisters are cruelly separated by Celie’s much-older husband, leaving Celie without her only support strategy successful life. The trailer past progresses to uncover Danielle Brooks arsenic Sofia and Taraji P. Henson arsenic nan fabulous Shug Avery, who introduces Celie to a brighter, much philharmonic life, declaring, “Let’s spot this grin successful color,” arsenic she applies lipstick to nan latter’s look for nan very first time.
Produced by Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and Quincy Jones, nan caller rendition of The Color Purple will beryllium nan first clip nan Broadway philharmonic is brought to nan surface — itself an adjustment of nan 1982 caller of nan aforesaid sanction by Alice Walker. Spielberg besides directed nan original, non-musical type of nan communicative successful 1985, which starred Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Winfrey, Laurence Fishburne and more, and was nominated for 11 Academy Awards astatine nan clip of its release.
For her part, Fantasia has antecedently stepped into Celie’s shoes aggregate times, some successful nan 2007 Broadway revival and its consequent nationalist tour. The big-screen philharmonic will besides service arsenic Bailey’s follow-up to her heralded domiciled arsenic Ariel successful nan caller live-action retelling of The Little Mermaid, which premieres this Friday (May 26).
The Color Purple is scheduled to deed theaters connected Christmas Day (Dec. 25). Watch nan trailer below.
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