The Color Purple Cast and Character Guide (film)

The Color Purple Cast: In the radiant tapestry of cinema, “The Color Purple” unfurls its vibrant hues, weaving a musical odyssey of coming-of-age and resilience. Directed by Blitz Bazawule and brought to life by Marcus Gardley’s poignant screenplay, the film draws inspiration from Alice Walker’s timeless 1982 novel, echoing its narrative in harmony with the acclaimed stage musical.

This 2023 rendition marks the second cinematic adaptation of Walker’s literary masterpiece, following in the footsteps of the 1985 film helmed by Steven Spielberg and produced by the dynamic duo of Spielberg and Quincy Jones. Returning to their roles as producers are Spielberg and Jones, joined by Scott Sanders and the indomitable Oprah Winfrey, who not only produces but also graced the screen as Sofia in the 1985 rendition.

The stellar cast, led by the incomparable Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks, Colman Domingo, Corey Hawkins, H.E.R., Halle Bailey, Phylicia Pearl Mpasi, and the sensational Fantasia Barrino in her cinematic debut as Celie, promises a symphony of performances that resonate with the soul. Brooks and Barrino seamlessly reprise their roles from the stage musical, adding a layer of authenticity to this cinematic journey.

Having premiered in the cultural heart of London on November 20, 2023, “The Color Purple” is poised to enchant audiences across the United States on December 25, 2023, courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. As the curtains rise, this cinematic marvel invites viewers to experience the power of storytelling, the resonance of music, and the enduring spirit of triumph against adversity.

The Color Purple Cast
The Color Purple Cast

The Color Purple Cast

  • Fantasia Barrino; as Celie Harris-Johnson
    • Phylicia Pearl Mpasi; as young Celie
  • Taraji P. Henson; as Shug Avery
  • Danielle Brooks; as Sofia
  • Colman Domingo; as Albert “Mister” Johnson
  • Corey Hawkins; as Harpo Johnson
  • H.E.R.; as Squeak / Mary Agnes
  • Ciara; as Nettie Harris
    • Halle Bailey; as young Nettie
  • Aunjanue Ellis; as Mama
  • Jon Batiste; as Grady
  • Louis Gossett Jr.; as Ol’ Mister Johnson
  • David Alan Grier; as Rev. Samuel Avery
  • Deon Cole; as Alfonso
  • Tamela J. Mann; as First Lady
  • Stephen Hill; as Henry “Buster” Broadnax
  • Elizabeth Marvel; as Miss Millie

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