The Color Purple second official trailer: Halle Bailey of The Little Mermaid is captivating as young Nettie in movie from Oprah and Steven Spielberg
The second trailer for the highly anticipated movie musical version of the beloved classic film The Color Purple was shared on Tuesday.
The movie, which is directed by Blitz Bazawule, has big-name producers Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg behind it. The film will be released on December 25, 2023.
And there is an impressive cast.
American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino is reprising her Broadway role as Celie Harris Johnson with Phylicia Mpasi as the young Celie.
Ciara is Nettie Harris. And Halle Bailey of The Little Mermaid fame is captivating as a young Nettie.
Taraji P Henson as the flamboyant blues singer Shug Avery steals the show with her charismatic performance.
Also in the movie are Danielle Brooks as Sofia, H.E.R. as Mary Agnes (Squeak) and Corey Hawkins as Harpo Johnson.
Beauty: The second trailer for the highly anticipated movie musical version of the beloved classic film The Color Purple was shared on Tuesday. Halle Bailey of The Little Mermaid fame is captivating as a young Nettie. The film will be released on December 25, 2023
Young and sweet at play: Phylicia Mpasi stars as the young Celie; seen with Bailey
Big bucks: The impressive estate with a fancy chauffeured luxury convertible
Colman Domingo is Albert ‘Mister’ Johnson and Louis Gossett Jr is Old Mister.
The film has a seasoned past: it has been a Pulitzer Prize-winning book, an Oscar-nominated film and a Tony Award-winning musical already.
On Monday, the first official trailer was shared by Warner Bros.
The big-budget film is scheduled to come out on Christmas Day 2023.
The Color Purple follows the painful life of Celie, an African American teenager raised in rural isolation in Georgia.
She is a rebel who knows little as she grows up in the South in the early 1900s. She does not want to be a quiet victim so she fights her way through the hardship, and eventually triumphs.
Celie narrates her life through painfully honest letters to God.
The trailer follows Celie after she is separated from her sister Nettie.
New look: Seen here is American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino, who is reprising her Broadway role as Celie Harris Johnson
The sultry siren with a heart: Rounding out the cast are Taraji P. Henson as Shug Avery
A mentor: Suge’s influence over Celie is powerful as she treats her kindly and gussies her up with scarlet red lipstick during their girl time
First act of kindness: Suge is the first person to treat Celie as anything special, and she is seen here literally looking up to her
The trailer begins with Nettie talking about Africa and how there are queens on the continent, telling her sibling that means their family is royalty.
The sisters get along great as they clearly have a strong bond.
They are seen laughing easily as they shop in the dirt road town. But heartbreak waltzes in as Celie is forced by gunpoint off the property she had called home.
‘All I have is my sister, she was the only one who ever loved me,’ says Celie.
Taraji is then seen in a red dress as the inimitable lounge singer Suge Avery. She then pulls up to the estate in a fancy convertible car as she models an ivory outfit.
Her influence over Celie is powerful as she treats her kindly and gussies her up with scarlet red lipstick during their girl bonding time in a bedroom.
She has the pipes: Fantasia is then seen belting out a song on stage in a black and white floral print dress, giving it her all
Bad guy: Colman Domingo is Albert ‘Mister’ Johnson and Louis Gossett Jr is Old Mister
They were so close: The sisters are seen as young girls before they are ripped apart in the rural south
The way they were: The siblings used to spend their days playing and laughing, until their lives are broken
‘Oh, sweet loving God,’ says Suge when she sees her friend with lipstick on.
‘Sisters are forever,’ says the tag line.
Fantasia is then seen belting out a song on stage in a black and white floral print dress, giving it her all.
‘A bold new take on the beloved classic,’ it is added on the screen at the end of the trailer.
Spielberg’s acclaimed 1985 film, which starred Winfrey as well as Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover and Margaret Avery, was a critical and box office hit.
Winfrey earned an Oscar nomination for the film.
Now Spielberg has returned to produce along with Winfrey, Scott Sanders and Quincy Jones.
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