The first trailer for Color Purple promises a powerful reimagining of the original film

alice walker The color Purple has been a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, an Oscar-nominated drama, and a Tony Award-winning musical over the years, and while each of those iterations of the classic story has been unique, the first trailer for Warner Bros. The upcoming remake makes it sound like it’s going to be a fascinating fusion of all of them.

From executive producers Oprah Winfrey, Quincy Jones, Steven Spielberg and Scott Sanders, Warner Bros. New The color Purple tells the story of Celie (Phylicia Mpasi, Fantasia Barrino) and Nettie Harris (Halle Bailey, Ciara Wilson), two sisters whose traumatic lives are profoundly upended when Nettie is forced to flee in search of a better life as a teenager. Time and distance drive the sisters apart, transforming them into radically different people during the years they are apart. But a childhood promise to always keep in touch by letter gives Celie hope of seeing her sister again one day, and the trailer highlights just how important Mpasi and Bailey’s performances as sisters in the past are to her. understanding Barino and Wilson as his adult self.

While the trailer only gives us a small taste of Fantasia’s voice, Taraji P. Henson’s turn on Shug Avery, and Danielle Brooks’ Sofia, that’s really all you need to get an idea of ​​just how electric they’ll all be. We’re still a long way from the next awards season cycle, but it feels safe to assume that after The color Purple hits theaters on December 25, it will be one of the strongest contenders.


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