The Color Purple movie production status is currently Pre-Production
January 1, 2021 • Key talent and film crew being hired; budgeting, preparing and planning of production schedule; approving final shooting script.
Plot: What's the story about?
A decades-spanning tale of a black woman named Celie, who grows up in poverty in the American South and endures harsh treatment from her stepfather, husband and others in her life, which tests her faith in God and humankind.
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Who stars in The Color Purple: Cast List
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Who's making The Color Purple: Crew List
A look at the The Color Purple behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Blitz Bazawule last directed Black Is King.
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Production: What we know about The Color Purple?
- The story of Celie in the South during the early 20th century.
- The musical, with a book by playwright Marsha Norman, and music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray, began on Broadway in 2005.
- Based on the Tony-winning musical and the hit 1985 film.
- January 2021: The film was in Pre-Production status.
- November 2018: The film was in Development status.
Variety said the musical is in the "early stages of development and will next look to land a writer".