In 2023, fans of The Color Purple were treated to a reboot that was given a musical treatment. The story followed the original that was based on Alice Walker's 1982 same-titled novel. If you saw it in theaters and need to see it again, or missed it theaters, never fear, the Blu-ray and DVD will be released much sooner than anticiapted.
The new Color Purple film adaptation is directed by Blitz Bazawule, a Ghanaian filmmaker, with a screenplay by Marcus Gardley, an American playwright. The film stars an ensemble cast with a cameo appearance by Whoopi Goldberg, who starred in the original film.
- Fantasia Barrino as Celie Harris-Johnson
- Phylicia Pearl Mpasi as young Celie
- Taraji P. Henson as Shug Avery
- Danielle Brooks as Sofia
- Colman Domingo as Albert "Mister" Johnson
- Corey Hawkins as Harpo Johnson
- H.E.R. as Mary "Squeak" Agnes
- Halle Bailey as Nettie Harris
- Ciara as older Nettie
- Louis Gossett Jr. as Ol' Mister Johnson
- Jon Batiste as Grady
- Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor as Mama
- David Alan Grier as Rev. Samuel Avery
- Deon Cole as Alfonso
- Tamela Mann as First Lady
- Elizabeth Marvel as Miss Millie
- Stephen Hill as Henry "Buster" Broadnax
The Color Purple tells of resilience across a decades-long story of one woman's hard-fought journey to independence. Celie faces unsurmountable hardships but eventually finds her strength and hope in the unbreakable bonds of sisterhood.
Amazon currently has Blu-ray and DVD editions of The Color Purple musical available for pre-order. The title's official release day is March 12, 2024. If physical media isn't your thing, never fear; the digital release occurred on January 16 and can be purchased on Prime Video, Vudu, Apple TV, and more.