The Color Purple

The Color Purple

(2023)

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Where does The Color Purple rank today?

The JustWatch Daily Streaming Charts are calculated by user activity within the last 24 hours. This includes clicking on a streaming offer, adding a title to a watchlist, and marking a title as 'seen'. This includes data from ~1.3 million movie & TV show fans per day.

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Streaming charts last updated: 5:16:11 AM, 04/18/2024

The Color Purple is 641 on the JustWatch Daily Streaming Charts today. The movie has moved up the charts by 253 places since yesterday. In the United States, it is currently more popular than James White but less popular than Looper.

Synopsis

The life story of Celie Harris is an exploration of the history of race in America

The Color Purple follows the tumults and traumas of African-American women in the south of the United States in the early 1900s. Looking at the intersection of race, gender, and class, the life story of Celie Harris is an investigation into the resilience and strength of black women. Spanning from a charged and violent childhood all the way through to her aching adult years, Celie finds friendship and love along a path, that is otherwise marked by trauma. Holding firm against the prevailing winds, the survival and strength of women is at the center of this story that above all else is a tale of liberation.

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What to know

Steven Spielber, Quincy Jones and Oprah Winfrey produce this all-star adaptation of the musical The Color Purple

The Color Purple is a musical period drama based on the acclaimed novel of the same name written by Alice Walker. This movie marks the second adaptation of the source material that was first made into a movie by Steven Spielberg in 1985.  The movie is a direct adaptation of the Broadway musical. Spielberg stays on as a producer for the movie alongside the iconic pairing of Quincy Jones and Oprah Winfrey. Oprah herself starred in the 1985 adaptation. Scott Sanders, the producer of the stage musical also joins as a producer on the project. Directing this adaptation is Ghanaian filmmaker and multimedia artist Blitz Bazawule. Bazawule impressed producer Oprah Winfrey with his 2018 movie The Burial of Kojo, which was a major factor leading to his landing the role of director.

This remake features an all-star cast of musicians and actors alike. The cast is led by American Idol winner, R&B singer, and actress Fantasia Barrino playing Celie Harris. Adding to the musical prowess of the cast is H.E.R., an Academy and Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter who plays Squeak. Iconic singer, songwriter, and dancer, Ciara Harris plays Nettie. While a young Nettie is portrayed by Halle Bailey, another singer-songwriter known for being one half of the music duo Chloe x Halle and also landing the role of Ariel in the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. There is room for Colman Domingo, an acclaimed stage and screen actor who plays Mister. The stacked cast also includes Taraji P. Henson, known for her role in Hidden Figures who plays Shug Avery. Corey Hawkins, another Broadway alumni and screen actor in television and film portrays one of the lead characters in Harpo. Rounding out the stacked cast that is brimming with talent and glamour are Louis Gossett Jr., David Alan Grier, Aunjanue Ellis, Tamela J. Mann, and Deon Cole. The Color Purple was released in cinemas on December 25, 2023.

Production News

  • November 2, 2018
    • Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey confirm that they are working on a movie adaptation of the musical, The Color Purple. Quincy Jones and Scott Sanders are confirmed to be involved.(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)
  • August 24, 2020
    • Filmmaker Blitz Bazawule is picked as the director of the movie while Marcus Gardley is announced as the screenwriter. (Source: Deadline)
  • August 27, 2021
    • Corey Hawkins is confirmed to be featuring in the movie alongside singer H.E.R. making her acting debut. (Source: Deadline)
  • February 4, 2022
    • Fantasia Taylor and Danielle Brooks both join the cast. Colman Domingo, Halle Bailey, and Taraji P. Henson are also confirmed to be starring. (Source: Vanity Fair)
  • April 6, 2022
    • Filming for the movie began as confirmed by cinematographer Dan Laustsen. (Source: Collider)
  • April 5, 2023
    • The movie is pushed back five days to be releasing on Christmas day, 2023. (Source: Deadline)
  • October 10, 2023
    • A new full-length official trailer is released teasing the musical adaptation produced by Oprah Winfrey and Quincy Jones among others. The trailer offers an extended look at the style of the movie and teases the performances of Taraji P. Henson, Halle Bailey, Corey Hawkins and Colman Domingo. (Source: YouTube)
  • December 11, 2023
    • The movie is nominated for two Golden Globes in the categories of Best Female Performance in a Motion Picture and Musical. (Source: Deadline)
  • December 13, 2023
    • A new trailer for the movie is released depicting a story of music and female resistance. (Source: YouTube)
  • December 25, 2023
    • The Color Purple was released in cinemas. (Source: Variety)

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Rating

IMDB 6.9 (14k)

Genres

Drama

Runtime

2h 21min

Age rating

PG-13

Production country

United States

Director

Blitz Bazawule

Cast

Fantasia Barrino
Celie Harris-Johnson
Taraji P. Henson
Shug Avery
Danielle Brooks
Sofia
Colman Domingo
Albert 'Mister' Johnson
Corey Hawkins
Harpo Johnson
Phylicia Pearl Mpasi
Young Celie
Halle Bailey
Young Nettie
Ciara
Nettie
H.E.R.
Mary "Squeak" Agnes
David Alan Grier
Reverend Avery
Deon Cole
Alfonso
Jon Batiste
Grady
Louis Gossett Jr.
Ol' Mister
Tamela Mann
First Lady
Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor
Mama
Elizabeth Marvel
Miss Millie
Stephen Hill
Henry (Buster) Broadnax
Adetinpo Thomas
Mary Ellen
Tiffany Elle Burgess
Olivia
Terrence J. Smith
Adam
Aba Arthur
Abena
Jeffrey Marcus
Immigration Officer
Jamaal Avery Jr.
Young Harpo
Emana Rachelle
Corrine
Charles Green
Mayor
L. Warren Young
Domino Player
David Vaughn
Postman (Mr. Edmonds)
Chase Steven Anderson
Ticket Booth Operator
John L. Adams
Sharecropper
Marvin Laviolette
Harpo's Buddy
Raphael Thomas
Harpo's Buddy
MaCai Arrington Griffin
Bub
James Carey
Debuty
Whoopi Goldberg
Midwife (uncredited)

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