Posted on February 7, 2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Oprah Winfrey has revealed some key casting choices for her upcoming The Color Purple adaptation.

This version will be a musical movie, based on the Broadway production that opened in 2005, which itself was based on Steven Spielberg’s 1985 movie.

(That, of course, took inspiration from Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning novel.)

And Winfrey declared that "this ain’t your mother’s Color Purple" to Vanity Fair, in revealing the casting.

Fantasia Taylor will again play Celie (as she did on Broadway years ago); Colman Domingo will play her husband, Mister; and Taraji P. Henson will be Shug Avery.

For another peek into an upcoming screen adaptation, head to Literary Hub to see stills from the Hulu/BBC Three show based on Sally Rooney's Conversations with Friends.

The twelve-episode series is expected to premiere this spring.

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