The color purple: today and the cast of the 1985 film
It is noteworthy that the film is full of stars, in the lead American Idol alum Fantasia with supporting performances from Halle Bailey, Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks, HER and more.
With the release of the trailer, we get our first official look at the new characters in this classic tale. They reprise the roles made famous in the original 1985 film, which featured Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah and Danny Glover among other high-powered performers. (The 1985 film, adapted from Alice Walker’s 1982 novel, inspired the Broadway musicals.)
In honor of the legendary film and the new musical adaptation, here are the actors and their 1985 co-stars.
These are just a few of the many notable actors in the new film. There’s also Ciara as an older Nettie, Corey Hawkins as Harpo Johnson, and David Alan Grier as Rev. Samuel Avery among many others. You can read more about the upcoming film here.