The Color Purple (2023)

Based on the novel by Alice Walker, The Color Purple is a drama-musical film by director Blitz Bazawule. The film centers on Celie, a young African American woman living through the tumultuous era of the early 1900s in the South who finds her independence through a budding sisterhood that she cultivates over decades.

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The Color Purple (2023)

Release Date
December 25, 2023
Blitz Bazawule
Taraji P. Henson , Danielle Brooks , Colman Domingo , Corey Hawkins , Halle Bailey , H.E.R. , Phylicia Pearl Mpasi , Fantasia Barrino
Marcus Gardley
Story By
Alice Walker, Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, Stephen Bray, Marsha Norman
Harpo Films , Amblin Entertainment , Scott Sanders Productions , Quincy Jones Productions
Warner Bros. Pictures


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