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Corey Hawkins Joins 'The Color Purple' Movie Musical in an Iconic Role

Corey Hawkins Joins 'The Color Purple' Movie Musical in an Iconic Role

Corey Hawkins has joined the cast of the upcoming The Color Purple movie musical.

The new take on the classic story will be an adaptation of the Tony-winning Broadway musical of the same name. The original movie’s director Steven Spielberg and star Oprah Winfrey are among the producers of the new film, which will be directed by Black is King filmmaker Blitz Bazawule.

Warner Bros. is making the new film and a release date has already been set for December 21, 2023.

Corey most recently starred in Warner Bros.’ movie musical In the Heights.

Click inside to find out who he will be playing in The Color Purple…

In The Color Purple, Corey will be playing the role of Harpo, according to Deadline. He is the son of Celie’s husband Mister and the love interest of Sofia. No other casting has been announced yet.

Oprah named her production company Harpo Productions after starring in the original film version of The Color Purple. (Harpo is also her name spelled backawards!)

No word yet on who will be playing Celie, but we know who SHOULD play the role!

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