Warner Bros. unveiled the trailer for the big-screen musical adaptation of The Coloration Purple on Monday (Might 22), starring Halle Bailey, H.E.R., Fantasia and extra.
“As we speak, our trainer taught us about a spot known as Africa,” Bailey says as younger Nettie Harris tells her older sister Celie to open the preview. “She say our mamas come from queens over there. That implies that we? Royalty.”
As Fantasia’s voice echoes over the clip as a grown-up Celie singing “I’m Right here,” the 2 sisters are cruelly separated by Celie’s much-older husband, leaving Celie with out her solely assist system in life. The trailer then progresses to disclose Danielle Brooks as Sofia and Taraji P. Henson because the fabulous Shug Avery, who introduces Celie to a brighter, extra musical life, declaring, “Let’s see this smile in colour,” as she applies lipstick to the latter’s face for the very first time.
Produced by Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and Quincy Jones, the brand new rendition of The Coloration Purple would be the first time the Broadway musical is delivered to the display — itself an adaptation of the 1982 novel of the identical title by Alice Walker. Spielberg additionally directed the unique, non-musical model of the story in 1985, which starred Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Winfrey, Laurence Fishburne and extra, and was nominated for 11 Academy Awards on the time of its launch.
For her half, Fantasia has beforehand stepped into Celie’s sneakers a number of occasions, each within the 2007 Broadway revival and its subsequent nationwide tour. The massive-screen musical may also function Bailey’s follow-up to her heralded position as Ariel within the new live-action retelling of The Little Mermaid, which premieres this Friday (Might 26).
The Coloration Purple is scheduled to hit theaters on Christmas Day (Dec. 25). Watch the trailer under.
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