Color Purple, an acclaimed 1980s film inspired by the book of the same name by Alice Walker, is in the sights of a remake. Released in 1986 with Oprah Winfrey in the main role and Steven Spielberg signing the direction, the new version of the feature would have the reunion of these two names, now in the production team.
The new adaptation will be under the responsibility of Warner Bros., now based on the musical that was shown between 2005 and 2008 on Broadway, entitled to a revival between 2015 and 2017 and many awards and nominations along the way.
The plot follows the journey of Celie, an African American woman in the deep south from the beginning to the middle of the 20th century. Celie struggles to find her identity after being abused by her stepfather, husband and others over four decades.
In the original, Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Margaret Avery and a young Oprah became well-known and acclaimed names and received inclusive Oscar nominations, while the film itself was also nominated for Best Picture – and other categories such as Original Soundtrack with “Miss Celie’s Blues (Sister)”.
There is no preview for the remake yet.
Read more about The Color Purple at Cinema10.