The Color Purple by Alice Walker, a literary classic which sold more than five million copies and won Walker the 1983 Nobel Prize in Literature has already made its name as a Tony Award-winning musical, and will now be making it’s way from the stage to the big screen.
The Hollywood Reporter has announced that the film is in the early stages of development and executive producers include Oprah Winfrey, Quincy Jones, Scott Sanders and most recently Steven Spielberg. The Color of Purple follows a black women named Celie, who grew up in impoverished in southern America while enduring mistreatment from her father, husband and various figures throughout her life.The original film was directed by Steven Spielberg and earned eleven Oscar nominations.
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The Color Purple musical nominated for eleven Tony Awards when it debuted in 2005. The 2016 revival made it big, winning two Tony awards. Due to the success of the musical, The Hollywood Reporter says the musical changed the demographic of Broadway attendees by attracting more more people of color. The Color of Purple earned more than $350 million on Broadway.
No actors or directors have been attached to the upcoming adaptation yet, however these great producers will be definitely working to bring us an amazing production.
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