The Color Purple Movie Poster

The Color Purple

December 25, 2023
2hr 20in

The Color Purple Movie Details:

Movie NameThe Color Purple
Based onThe Color Purple by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, Stephen Bray, Marsha Norman
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Country United States
Language English
GenreMusical, Period, Drama
Release DateNovember 20, 2023 (London)
December 25, 2023 (United States)
Running Time2hr 20in
Age ratingPG-13
CastTaraji P. Henson
Danielle Brooks
Colman Domingo
Corey Hawkins
Halle Bailey
Phylicia Pearl Mpasi
Fantasia Barrino
Directed by Blitz Bazawule
Screenplay byMarcus Gardley
Produced byOprah Winfrey
Steven Spielberg
Scott Sanders
Quincy Jones
Cinematography by Dan Laustsen
Edited by Jon Poll
Music byKris Bowers
Production CompanyOW Films
Amblin Entertainment
SGS Pictures
Quincy Jones Productions
Domain Entertainment
Distributor Warner Bros. Pictures

The Color Purple Movie Cast and Characters:

  • Fantasia Barrino as Celie Harris-Johnson
    • Phylicia Pearl Mpasi as young Celie
  • Taraji P. Henson as Shug Avery
  • Danielle Brooks as Sofia
  • Colman Domingo as Albert “Mister” Johnson
  • Corey Hawkins as Harpo Johnson
  • H.E.R. as Mary “Squeak” Agnes
  • Halle Bailey as Nettie Harris
    • Ciara as older Nettie
  • Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor as Mama
  • Jon Batiste as Grady
  • Louis Gossett Jr. as Ol’ Mister Johnson
  • David Alan Grier as Rev. Samuel Avery
  • Deon Cole as Alfonso
  • Tamela Mann as First Lady
  • Elizabeth Marvel as Miss Millie
  • Stephen Hill as Henry “Buster” Broadnax


The film is about the life-long struggles of an African American woman living in the south during the early 1900s.

The Color Purple Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Budget$90–100 million
Domestic Opening$11,737,072
Domestic Collection$60,118,081
International Collection$2,200,000
Worldwide Collection$62,318,081

About The Color Purple Movie:

  • The film is based on the 1982 novel of the same name by Alice Walker
  • It is the second film adaptation of the novel, following the 1985 film directed by Steven Spielberg.
  • The Color Purple was first written as a book by Alice Walker, which was turned into a film.
  • Filming began in March 2022, with production taking place at Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island from March 16 to March 25. Filming officially wrapped in July 2022.
  • The film was originally scheduled to be released on December 20, 2023, but later switched release dates with Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.
  • The Color Purple premiered in London on November 20, 2023, and was released in the United States on December 25, 2023, by Warner Bros. Pictures. It received positive reviews from critics, as well as several accolades, including Golden Globe Award nominations for Barrino and Brooks and five nominations at the 29th Critics’ Choice Awards, including Best Picture.

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