Oprah Winfrey Revealed Color Purple Musical Film Cast

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Oprah Winfrey just revealed the cast of the forthcoming film adaptation of the musical The Color Purple, and it’s shaping up to be something you can’t miss.


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The musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s 1982 novel followed Steven Spielberg’s 1985 film adaptation; it ran on Broadway from 2005 to 2008, and garnered 11 Tony nominations, with another Broadway run from 2015 to 2017.

You may remember that Oprah was also in Spielberg’s 1985 film; this time around, she’s in the producer’s chair, with Blitz Bazawule (who also directed Beyoncé’s Black Is King) directing.


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The film is set to shoot soon with a 2023 release date, and Winfrey revealed the cast in an interview with Vanity Fair. Read the interview here, and check out who’s going to star in it below.


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Fantasia Barrino as Celie


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Halle Bailey as Nettie


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Taraji P. Henson as Shug Avery


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Corey Hawkins as Harpo


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H.E.R. as Squeak


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Danielle Brooks as Sofia


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Correction: An earlier version of this post misstated the novel author of The Color Purple.



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