The cast of the upcoming new film adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Color Purple” adds six new cast members, including Louis Gossett, Jr., David Alan Grier, Tamela J. Mann, Phylicia Mpasi, Deon Cole, and Stephen Hill.
This announcement adds to the already star-studded cast, featuring Fantasia Barrino, Colman Domingo, Halle Bailey, Corey Hawkins, H.E.R., and Danielle Brooks.
Warner Bros. Pictures’ “The Color Purple” is set to begin filming later this month in Georgia and will be set for a global theatrical release in December of 2023.
The new version is produced by Oprah Winfrey and Scott Sanders, who produced the original Broadway musical in 2005 and won the Tony for Best Revival in 2015.
Steven Spielberg and Quincy Jones, who was the composer and a producer on the Oscar-nominated ’85 film, are also producers on the new adaption.