Fil-Am artist H.E.R. set to star in movie adaptation of ‘The Color Purple’
Filipino-American artist H.E.R. is set to star in the movie musical adaptation of “The Color Purple,” taking on the supporting role of Squeak, a juke joint waitress with aspirations of becoming a singer.
Known for her talent and previous role in Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration,” H.E.R. is gearing up for her next cinematic venture, and Warner Bros. has just unveiled the much-anticipated trailer for the film.
Based on the novel by Alice Walker, “The Color Purple” is an arresting story of sisterhood and resilience, tracing the journey of three women bound by an unbreakable connection. The movie assures a fresh perspective on this beloved classic, and it boasts a star-studded ensemble cast. Alongside H.E.R., the film features artists such as Taraji P. Henson, Halle Bailey, and Fantasia Barrino.
“The Color Purple” is directed by Ghanaian Blitz Bazawule, known for his work on “Black Is King” and “The Burial of Kojo.” With Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Scott Sanders, and Quincy Jones as producers, this movie is set to be a mesmerizing cinematic experience.
In the Philippines, the film is set to grace the silver screen on Jan. 24, 2024. Meanwhile, H.E.R.’s fans across the United States can anticipate the release on Dec. 25, 2023. For global audiences, “The Color Purple” will be released internationally on Jan. 18, 2024.
H.E.R.’s involvement in the project adds an extra layer of anticipation to this remarkable adaptation, and her fans are counting down the days until they can see her shine on the big screen once again.
Watch the trailer here: