Steven Spielberg may have remade West Side Story, but now one of his films are getting the musical reboot treatment with The Color Purple. The movie is set to release in theaters this Christmas, and we have a new trailer showcasing all the musical numbers, choreography, and costumes. Check this out:
A decades-spanning tale of love and resilience and of one woman’s journey to independence. Celie faces many hardships in her life, but ultimately finds extraordinary strength and hope in the unbreakable bonds of sisterhood.
The musical is being directed by Blitz Basawule and Spielberg himself is also attached as a producer, alongside the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Quincy Jones, and Scott Sanders. As far as the main cast goes, they have some solid performers with Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks, and Fantasia Barrino. The cast also includes Colman Domingo, Corey Hawkins, Deon Cole, and Halle Bailey.
Oddly enough, The Color Purple doesn’t seem to be following suit to other musicals that seem to be afraid to tell audiences they are musicals. Not a single trailer for the upcoming Mean Girls or Wonka had sampled any of the songs that would be in their pictures; Color Purple, however, is complete with samples of the numbers as well as a look at some of the choreography.
With the stage play of The Color Purple from Marsha Norman being considered a success, fingers are crossed that this new film would be a great introduction to a classic story.
Watch out for The Color Purple when it comes to cinemas this Christmas Dec. 25.