THE COLOR PURPLE – New Trailer & Poster Released!

Warner Bros. Pictures has released the brand new trailer and poster for THE COLOR PURPLEa bold new take on Alice Walker‘s beloved, Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, based on the Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of the same name, which will be released in cinemas nationwide on 26 January 2024.

Experience the extraordinary sisterhood of three women who share one unbreakable bond.

Directed by Blitz Bazawule, a multi-medium artist whose breakout first feature is the highly acclaimed “The Burial of Kojo,” and produced by Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Scott Sanders and Quincy Jones, the film stars Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”), SAG Award winner and Tony Award nominee Danielle Brooks (“The Color Purple,” “Orange Is the New Black”), Tony nominee and Emmy Award winner Colman Domingo (“Euphoria,” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”), Tony Award nominee Corey Hawkins (“Six Degrees of Separation,” “In the Heights”), Oscar- and Grammy-winning artist H.E.R. (“Judas and the Black Messiah”), Grammy nominee Halle Bailey (“The Little Mermaid”), Oscar nominee Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor(“King Richard,” “Ray”), and Grammy-winning artist Fantasia Barrino in her major motion picture debut as Celie.



The screenplay is by acclaimed playwright Marcus Gardley, who won a WGA Award for “Maid,” based on the novel by Alice Walker and the musical stage play, book (of the musical stage play) by Marsha Norman, music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray. 

Joining director Bazawule behind the camera are a roster of acclaimed artisans, including Oscar-nominated director of photography Dan Laustsen (“The Shape of Water”), Oscar-winning production designer Paul Denham Austerberry (“The Shape of Water”), editor Jon Poll (“Bombshell,” “Meet the Parents”), costume designer Francine Jamison-Tanchuck (“Glory,” “One Night in Miami…”) and choreographer Fatima Robinson(“Dreamgirls”).  The music is by Oscar nominee Kris Bowers (“King Richard,” “Green Book,” documentary short “A Concerto Is a Conversation”).


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