“The Color Purple” is Getting a Musical Movie Makeover

Oprah Winfrey. Photo by John Salangsang/BFA/REX/Shutterstock (5848915dx)=

Power to the purple!

33 years after film audiences were introduced to Alice Walker’s novel, The Color Purple, history is scheduled to repeat itself.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning work about African-American women in the American South during the early 1900s was directed for the screen by Steven Spielberg and starred Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover, and Whoopi Goldberg.

Since then, it has been adapted into a stage musical which has starred American Idol winner, Fantasia Barrino, and Dreamgirls actress, Jennifer Hudson, throughout its various runs.

Spielberg, Winfrey, and producer Quincy Jones are now reportedly adapting the musical version for the screen.

The stage production has won 3 Tony Awards while the film did not take home any of the 11 Academy Awards for which it was nominated.

Perhaps it will be second time lucky…