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Oprah Will Produce a Film Version of The Color Purple Musical

Oprah Will Produce a Film Version of The Color Purple Musical

Oprah Will Produce a Film Version of 'The Color Purple' Musical
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Steven Spielberg's 1985 film adaptation of The Color Purple was nominated for 11 Oscars and the musical adaptation of Alice Walker's novel won two Tony Awards and became a global phenomenon, so it's no surprise that Spielberg will now produce a film version of the musical. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey -- who was nominated for an Oscar for Spielberg's film -- and Quincy Jones will produce a new Color Purple film based on the musical. Between the new film and the musical's revival, which netted Cynthia Erivo a Tony, that's four adaptations of The Color Purple.

Cynthia Erivo is the new Hollywood It Girl thanks to her roles in Bad Times at the El Royale -- in which she makes a horrible movie somewhat bearable -- and Widows, and she's already won a Tony for The Color Purple, so it would make sense to cast her in the film. Oprah, don't f*** this up!

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