Jon Batiste To Make Acting Debut In “The Color Purple” Remake
Written by B87FM on April 16, 2022
Contemporary off of winning five Grammy awards together with Album Of The Yr, Jon Batiste is about to make his performing debut after being solid within the upcoming remake of The Coloration Purple. The movie is about to premiere in 2023.
Batiste will tackle the position of Grady, who was performed by Ben Guillory in Steven Spielberg’s 1985 model of the movie. Grady’s spouse, Shug Avery, can be performed by Taraji P. Henson.
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The rest of the cast is rounded out by Fantasia Barrino, Danielle Brooks, Coleman Domingo, Corey Hawkins, H.E.R., Halle Bailey, Ciara, Elizabeth Marvel, David Alan Grier, Tamala J. Mann, Phylicia Pearl Mpasi, Deon Cole, Stephen Hill, Louis Gossett Jr., and Aunjanue Ellis.
The extremely anticipated remake can be directed by Blitz Bazawule who’s greatest recognized for 2020’s Black Is King and 2018’s The Burial of Kojo. The script was supplied by Marcus Gardley, based mostly on Alice Walker’s 1982 novel.
“We have been all blown away by Blitz’s distinctive imaginative and prescient as a director and stay up for seeing how he brings the following evolution of this beloved story to life,” Oprah Winfrey, who starred within the unique, has stated concerning the upcoming movie.
The Coloration Purple is scheduled to hit theaters on December 20, 2023.