According to reports, Taraji P. Henson has been cast as ‘Shug Avery’ in the upcoming film adaptation of the musical ‘The Color Purple.’
Taraji P. Henson, the Golden Globe winner, has joined the cast of #Roommates, the highly anticipated cinematic adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical ‘The Color Purple.’
According to recent reports, Taraji P. Henson has been cast to play ‘Shug Avery’ in Blitz Bazawule’s upcoming film adaption of ‘The Color Purple.’
Taraji P. Henson is reportedly returning to the big screen to flex her vocal chops once more after her crowd-pleasing role as ‘Miss Hannigan’ in the recent NBC live adaptation of ‘Annie!’ Taraji P. Henson is reportedly returning to the big screen to flex her vocal chops once more after her crowd-pleasing role in the recent NBC live adaptation of ‘Annie!’
According to @Variety, Taraji P. Henson will play ‘Shug Avery’ in the next film adaptation of the musical version of ‘The Color Purple,’ in the part originally played by Margaret Avery in 1985 Oscar-nominated film. H.E.R. made her feature film debut in the movie in the character of ‘Squeak,’ which was announced in August. The parts of ‘Celie,’ ‘Mister,’ and ‘Sophia’ are still up for grabs.
Blitz Bazawule, who is most known for his work on Beyoncé’s ‘Black is King’ and the OWN network’s ‘Cherish the Day,’ will helm the Warner Bros. feature, which is set to enter theaters on December 20, 2023.
In addition, Corey Hawkins (well known for his role as Dr. Dre in the film ‘Straight Out Of Compton’) will play ‘Harpo’ in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical, which is based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
Those who starred in and cooperated in the 1985 picture will also be in attendance. Through her Harpo Films, Oprah Winfrey (who made her film debut as ‘Sophia’) will produce, and the film’s original director Steven Spielberg will produce through his own Amblin Entertainment.
Meanwhile, Quincy Jones, who composed the original film’s score and produced the Broadway musical, will produce the new remake alongside Alice Walker, who was one of the film’s several executive producers.