THE COLOR PURPLE to be adapted into a film, release date set for 2023

Warner Bros. have announced that December 20, 2023 is the expected release date for their film adaptation of The Color Purple.

Blitz Bazawule, who co-directed Beyoncé’s Black Is King, will lead the project. Oprah Winfrey, Scott Sanders, Steven Spielberg and Quincy Jones are all attached as producers.

Based on the 1982 epistolary novel of the same name, The Color Purple follows young Celie, an African American woman living in South America during the turn of the 20th century. The show premiered on Broadway in 2005, and starred LaChanze as Celie. The 2015 Broadway revival was met with critical acclaim, including taking home the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, and starred Cynthia Erivo, Danielle Brooks, and Jennifer Hudson.

No casting details have been announced.

Gabi Bergman

Gabi Bergman is a Melbourne-based performer. She holds a Double Arts degree in Theatre Studies and Film/Screen Studies and a Master of Teaching (Secondary Education). Gabi has always been an avid lover of theatre, specifically musicals, and spends way too much money than she’d like to admit on tickets. Her most prized possession is her crate of theatre programs.

Gabi Bergman

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