Words can not really convey my current level of excitement for the new “The Color Purple,” so I’ll just equate it to a kid on Christmas!

Fantasia, Taraji, Ciara, Halle Bailey, H.E.R., I’m sure you think I’m throwing out names from some star studded Hollywood event.

Nope, that’s just part of the star studded cast of the 2023 version of “The Color Purple.”

This Christmas we get to witness the remake of one of my favorite novel-turned-films. This new version is actually an adaptation of the Broadway musical, not really of the film we all know and love.

“Warner Bros. Pictures invites you to experience the extraordinary sisterhood of three women who share one unbreakable bond in “The Color Purple.” This bold new take on the beloved classic is directed by Blitz Bazawule (“Black Is King,” “The Burial of Kojo”) and produced by Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Scott Sanders and Quincy Jones.

“The Color Purple” stars Taraji P. Henson (“What Men Want,” “Hidden Figures”), Danielle Brooks (“Peacemaker,” “Orange Is the New Black”), Colman Domingo (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “Fear the Walking Dead”), Corey Hawkins (“In the Heights,” “BlacKkKlansman”), H.E.R. (“Judas and the Black Messiah,” “Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration”), Halle Bailey (“The Little Mermaid,” “Grown-ish”), Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor (“King Richard,” “If Beale Street Could Talk”), and Fantasia Barrino (in her major motion picture debut).”

Keep scrolling for the epic trailer & a list of some of my other favorite novel turned films below.

  • East of Eden

  • Their Eyes Were Watching God

  • The Color Purple (2023)