‘The Color Purple’ 2023 Arrives In Theaters This Holiday
This holiday, you get to experience one of the most prolific movies in modern times. A musical adaptation of Alice Walker's novel "The Color Purple," the movie follows an African-American teenager's letters to God.
Celie writes to God to cope with her life being raised by an abusive father and married off to an equally abusive husband. Set in Georgia during the 1900s the movie follows her letters of lifelong struggles of mental and physical abuse, poverty, and teenage pregnancy in the Jim Crow South.
The original film came out in 1985, based on the Alice Walker novel directed by the one and only Steven Spielberg. It was the 8th film he had directed. Oprah Winfrey and Quincy Jones helped produce the film and the movie soundtrack. The cast was nothing short of amazing starring Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover, Margret Avery, Rae Dawn Chong, Lawrence Fishburn, and Adolph Caesar.
It cost $15 million to make and raked in $142 million at the box office! The Color Purple was a massive box office hit and stayed in movie theaters for an astounding 21 weeks. Ironically, it received 11 Academy nominations but didn't win a single Oscar, not even Best Picture.
However, the movie was an undeniable success and won scores of other alcalde including a Pulitzer Prize, Golden Globe, NAACP Image Award, and much more. The Broadway Musicals in 2005 and 2015 were smash hits winning a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. The Broadway cast starred Oprah, Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo, Brand Victor Dixon, and many others.
Now a new generation will get an opportunity to experience this beloved classic! I am so happy to share that Oprah, Steven Spielberg, Quincy Jones, and Warner Bros. Films are back with a 2023 adaptation starring the likes of Halle Bailey, Fantasia, Taraji P. Henson, H.E.R., Danielle Brooks, Coleman Domingo, and many others.
Is this exciting or what?! I can't wait to see this. Get ready! 'The Color Purple' opens on Christmas Day. Save the date. Warner Bros. Pictures invites you to experience the amazing sisterhood of three women and their unbreakable bond. This bold new take on a beloved American classic that opens on Christmas Day.