H.E.R. to make movie debut in ‘The Color Purple’ musical
Grammy- and Oscar-winning singer H.E.R., aka Gabrielle Wilson, will make her movie debut in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical version of The Color Purple, based on Alice Walker’s 1982 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
The Tony-winning Broadway musical was adapted from the 1985 Oprah Winfrey-Steven Spielberg film adaptation of the novel. The Broadway musical’s adaptation into film started in 2018.
The Filipino American singer-song writer portray Squeak, a juke joint waitress and aspiring singer, the role played by Rae Dawn Chong in the 1985 film, and by Krisha Marcano in the original Broadway cast.
The big-screen musical The Color Purple adaptation, will be released by Warner Bros. on December 23, 2023.