Warner Bros. has launched a brand new trailer for The Shade Purple, primarily based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning ebook and the musical adaptation of her 1982 novel.
The movie facilities on Celie (the youthful model is performed by Phylicia Pearl Mpasi and the grownup model by American Idol alum Fantasia Barrino), a Black lady residing within the American South of the early 1900s. The primary trailer, launched in Could, confirmed Celie being separated from her sister Nettie (performed by Halle Bailey and Ciara). Over the course of a number of years, the movie explores Celie’s lifelong collection of struggles.
The brand new trailer jumps between Celie and Nettie’s childhood collectively and Celie lacking her later as she’s decided to seek out her.
“I do know my sister’s someplace on the planet,” she says by way of voiceover as viewers see a picture of the older Nettie performed by Ciara. “Sometime we’re going to fulfill once more.”
The newest preview additionally highlights Danielle Brooks’ Sophia who wonders if Celie is probably too good and confronts Celie’s husband, Albert “Mister” Johnson (performed by Colman Domingo).
Celie is later proven telling him she needs to be free from him.
“I’d die earlier than I let that occur,” he says.
“Good. That’s simply the going away current I’ve been needing,” she shoots again.
The newest preview additionally showcases among the musical performances within the new movie and options Taraji P. Henson performing the tune “Push Da Button.”
The brand new musical model, which hits theaters Dec. 25, additionally stars Corey Hawkins and H.E.R.
Producer Oprah Winfrey, who starred within the 1985 movie model (and earned an Oscar nom for her efficiency), has known as the 2023 adaptation a “celebration of sisterhood” that’s “not your mama’s Shade Purple.”
“So long as there’s a want for folks to really feel what it means to be beloved up… there might be a necessity for The Shade Purple,” Winfrey has stated. “I consider that sooner or later, this story simply grows, and it by no means grows outdated.”
The film musical comes practically 4 a long time after Steven Spielberg‘s acclaimed 1985 movie, which additionally starred Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover and Margaret Avery and was nominated for 11 Academy Awards. Along with Winfrey, Spielberg additionally returns to supply the brand new model, alongside Scott Sanders and Quincy Jones.