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The Color Purple 2023 Trailer Invites Fans to Catch a Bold New Approach on the Beloved Classic #TheColorPurple

Warner Bros released The Color Purple 2023 trailer on 23rd May 2023 for its upcoming film adaptation of The Color Purple. Based on Alice Walker’s 1982 Pullitzer Price Winning novel of the same name, The Color Purple is a stage musical come-of-age movie directed by Blitz Bazawule and produced by Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Quincy Jones, the trio who reunites after 1985 The Color Purple to helm the project alongside Scott Sanders. 

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The Color Purple 2023 trailer released on Tuesday glimpses at the film’s plot, portraying the life struggles of an American-African woman, Celie. Her stepfather impregnates her, after which Celie is forcefully married to Mister, who also falsely treats her and bounds her in their home until and unless Celie decides to break all ties with him and discovers her voice one day.

In this article, we shall brief everything about this upcoming stage musical film, including what happened in The Color Purple 2023 trailer, what you can expect of it, who is in The Color Purple 2023 movie, and when it will explode in theatres. So, without waiting any more, let’s begin. 

What Happened in The Color Purple 2023 Trailer? 

The Color Purple 2023 trailer, which was released on 23rd May 2023, suggests the stage musical film will be a powerful and emotional story. It’s the .first official trailer of the film by Warner Bros, which gives a glimpse into Celie’s story, who, upon receiving hate from her stepfather and husband, finds solace in the relationship she shares with her sister Nettie and her very close friend Shug Avery. Shug is a singer who encourages Celie to discover her voice and sing it aloud. 

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It was one powerful and emotional trailer where a particular moment Celie sings – I’m Here directly connects to the audience’s heart, who even tagged the song as an anthem of women’s empowerment. Well, that’s a big compliment for Celie’s song. Besides this, the trailer video also has many other melodious songs, including I Don’t need you to love me which easily got viewers to sing along with the video. 

Every glimpse of the trailer was full of moments that made viewers laugh, cry and think. I had one of the most beautiful and moving experiences watching it today. Every shot of the video was visually stunning, and the music, which gave a treat to my ears, was hauntingly beautiful. 

Moreover, The Color Purple 2023 trailer received positive reactions from fans, who were even brought to tears glimpsing the story of the American-African woman Celie fighting all odds amidst discovering her identity. Catch some of the trailer reactions here- 

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  • This brought me to tears just seeing this. I can’t wait to see it on the big screen. This cast isn’t going to deliver anything short of amazing. This is going to be epic. Tasia girl, it’s your time, love. I could feel all the emotions in each note sung.
  • I really thought this was a remake of the classic film, but it’s a musical, and that’s totally fine with me. I feel like Fantasia is going to kill it like Cecily and the Oscars; here we come! Cause I know this whole entire cast will deliver a performance of a “Lifetime”. 
  • I saw Fantasia on Broadway in “The Color Purple”. So glad she reprised the role for the movie’s musical version. Her voice is magnificent. And I didn’t know Taraji P. Henson could sing; she never sang on “Empire”. A great choice for Suge Avery. Looking forward to the movie. 
  • Whew. The way Fantasia’s voice came in, my eyes welled up, and my goosebumps raised. She should have won a TONY for her portrayal, and she better not get robbed for her Oscar.

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Who is in The Color Purple 2023 Movie? 

The Color Purple movie cast features Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures), Danielle Brooks (Peacemaker), Colman Domingo (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom), Corey Hawkins (In the Heights), H.E.R. (“Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration”), Halle Bailey (The Little Mermaid), Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor (“King Richard) and Fantasia Barrino in the main roles. 

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While the screenplay is managed by Marcus Gardley, the music and lyrics are by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray. 

Alice Walker, Rebecca Walker, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Carla Gardini, Mara Jacobs, Adam Fell, Courtenay Valenti, Sheila Walcott, and Michael Beugg are the executive producers of the stage musical film. 

Director of Photography Dan Laustsen (John Wick: Chapter 4) has also joined Blitz Bazawule. Paul Denham Austerberry (The Flash) serves as the film’s production designer, whereas Jon Poll (The Greatest Showman) handles the film’s editing. 

The choreographer is Fatima Robinson, and Francine Jamison-Tanchuck designs the costumes. The music supervisors are Jordan Carroll and Morgan Rhodes. The music is by Kris Bowers, and the executive music producers are Nick Baxter, Stephen Bray, and Blitz Bazawule.

When Will The Color Purple 2023 Movie Release? 

Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Harpo Films Production, a Scott Sanders/QJP Production, and an Amblin Entertainment Production, “The Color Purple.” 

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The stage musical film will be distributed worldwide and is set to swing in theatres in North America on 25th December 2023 and internationally on 18 January 2024. Mark the date in your calendars! 

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