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Jon Batiste To Make Acting Debut in 'The Color Purple'

Jon Batiste is bringing his talents to the big screen.

The 35-year-old recent Grammy winner has joined the newest adaptation of The Color Purple.

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Ciara Joins the Cast of 'The Color Purple' Movie Musical

Ciara is taking on a new role.

According to EW, the “Level Up” performer has joined the cast of Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey‘s film adaptation of The Color Purple.

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'The Color Purple' Movie Musical - Full Cast Revealed by Oprah Winfrey!

The casting for the highly anticipated The Color Purple movie musical has finally been announced!

After months and months of speculation, Oprah Winfrey confirmed that Fantasia Barrino will be playing the role of Celie and Danielle Brooks will portray Sofia. Both of the actresses previously performed those roles in the Broadway musical.

“There is a rawness and a vulnerability to Fantasia. We all know she can sing, and she has to take on the song ‘I’m Here,’ which is the anthem for women’s empowerment,” Oprah told Vanity Fair. “I think there’s no better time than this moment for it. It is an international battle cry for triumphing over adversity and empowering oneself and finding home within one’s self and one’s family. I think we’re gonna see a side of Fantasia that no one ever imagined.”

The movie starts shooting in Georgia in March and Oprah has also confirmed the rest of the cast as well.

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Fantasia Barrino & Danielle Brooks to Star in 'The Color Purple' Movie, Reprising Their Broadway Roles

Fantasia Barrino and Danielle Brooks have landed the lead roles in the upcoming movie musical The Color Purple.

Both of the ladies have starred in the musical on Broadway and will now be reprising their roles as Celie and Sofia on the big screen.

Fantasia played the role of Celie on Broadway during the musical’s original production in 2007. Danielle originated the role of Sofia in the Broadway revival in 2015 and received a Tony nomination for her performance.

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Taraji P. Henson to Star as Shug Avery in 'The Color Purple' Movie

Taraji P. Henson was just added to the cast of Warner Bros.’ upcoming film The Color Purple.

If you don’t know, the film is an adaptation of the Tony-winning Broadway musical of the same name.

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Oscar Winner H.E.R. to Make Acting Debut in 'The Color Purple' Movie Musical

H.E.R. will be making her acting debut in the upcoming film adaptation of The Color Purple musical.

The 24-year-old singer-songwriter is already an Oscar winner after taking home the award for Best Original Song earlier this year. She wrote the song “Fight For You” for the film Judas and the Black Messiah.

The Color Purple was previously a movie back in 1985 and now Warner Bros. is turning the Broadway musical into a film as well. 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.

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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.

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