The Color Purple (2023)

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The Color Purple

A decades-spanning tale of love and resilience and of one woman's journey to independence. Celie faces many hardships in her life, but ultimately finds extraordinary strength and hope in the unbreakable bonds of sisterhood.

Release Date
December 25, 2023
Blitz Bazawule
Marcus Gardley , Alice Walker , Marsha Norman
Halle Bailey , Taraji P. Henson , Elizabeth Marvel , David Alan Grier , Colman Domingo , Louis Gossett Jr.


Danielle Brooks, Fantasia Barrino, and Taraji P Henson as Sophia, Celie, and Shug Avery on the poster for The Color Purple 1
Celie (Fantasia Barrino) singing in The Color Purple 1
How to Watch 'The Color Purple': Find Showtimes Near You

This “Bold New Take on a Beloved Classic” is coming to the big screen!

Fantasia Barrino and Taraji P. Henson as Celie and Shug Avery in The Color Purple 1
'The Color Purple' Review: A Necessary Musical Update That Sacrifices Some of the Story’s Power

Blitz Bazawule's adaptation of Alice Walker's novel is an optimistic approach to the source material, but loses some of the power along the way.

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Winter Movie Preview: ‘The Color Purple,’ ‘Rebel Moon,’ and 35 More to Get Excited For

This winter sees new releases from Michael Mann, Hayao Miyazaki, Yorgos Lanthimos, Ava DuVernay, and many more.

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New 'The Color Purple' Trailer Spotlights the Strength of Sisterhood

Fantasia Barrino, Taraji P. Henson, and Halle Bailey star in the upcoming musical.

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Corey Hawkins Says to Watch Out for This Standout Performance in 'The Color Purple'

The Blitz Bazawule film is expected to be a major contender this awards season.