Social Media Reacts To New ‘The Color Purple’ Trailer Starring Fantasia Barrino

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 25: Fantasia Barrino attends the red carpet promoting the upcoming film "The Color Purple," at the Warner Bros. Pictures Studio presentation during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on April 25, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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The moment fans have been waiting for has finally arrived. The official trailer for the remake of The Color Purple has officially been released and social media quickly shared their thoughts about it. See what they had to say below.

Halle Bailey, Taraji P. Henson, H.E.R., Danielle Brooks, Colman Domingo, Corey Hawkins, Phylicia Pearl Mpasi, and Fantasia Barrino star in this remake and just like the original, this film was produced by Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg. It was directed by Blitz Bazawule. 

The original adaption of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Color Purple, was released in 1985 and directed by Spielberg. It followed the life of Celie, who was then played by Whoopi Goldberg, living in rural Georgia. 

In the film, fans witnessed the trauma that Celie went through, from being separated from her sister, Nettie, to being in an abusive marriage, but they also experienced the growth that Celie went through once she formed a friendship with Shug Avery.

The remake of The Color Purple will be released on Christmas this year. Are you excited about seeing that new movie?