Looks like Job Batiste is all set to make 2022 his best year. The American Singer is all geared up to make his Hollywood acting debut with the Warner Bros’ upcoming adaptation of “The Colour Purple”.
The fresh Grammy winner is getting people invested in him with his presence on stage. Looks like things are starting to grow higher for the Singer. Check out this article to know more.
Jon Batiste to Make Acting Debut in ‘The Color Purple’ Remake
According to the reports, the 35 year old Singer is joining the remake of The Colour Purple.
A Tony-award winning musical will soon be turned into a film, directed by Blitz Bazawule. The film is based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that was originally adapted from the play.
The filming of ‘The Color Purple’ officially started in March 2022. Director Bazawul shared the news with an accompanying star-studded photo of the cast on Instagram. At the same time, it was announced that a handful of new members joined the already talented crew.
The Colour Purple Remake in 2022
As coming-of-age drama recalls, only a few can match the sort of multi-platform accolades “The Color Purple” has. Alice Walker wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel in 1983.
The film adaptation from 1985 was directed by Steven Spielberg and was nominated for 11 Academy Awards (IMDb). It also received numerous other prestigious nominations and awards in the process.
The Color Purple is a story set during the early to mid-20th century, following the life of Celie, an African-American woman. The story displays her struggles with abuse while seeking her identity and what it means to be a woman.
Oprah also earned an Academy Award nomination for her on-camera debut in the 1985 Steven Spielberg film The Color Purple. She was only 25 when she made the move to acting and said she ‘felt deep down joy’ playing Sofia in one of her favorite movies.
“I was doing work that I loved, and I was surrounded by others who were equally passionate. I was so happy every day,” she said.
The Colour Purple Remake: When is it Releasing?
Pulitzer Prize-winning adaptation of the highly anticipated The Colour Purple is going to have a theatrical release on December 20, 2023.
The musical period drama is still a long way from being completed. The release date of the movie is still uncertain and it’s always possible that the release will be delayed because of any number of reasons.
The film is produced under the production banner of Warner Bros. The Colour Purple is based on The Color Purple by Alice Walker, Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, Stephen Bray and Marsha Norman.
Directed by Blitz Bzawule. Produced by Scott Sanders, Quincy Jones, Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey.
with such an amazing bunch of artists thrown in the same pool, we can definitely expect a bang!