Celebrity glitz and glamour illuminated the red carpet at the Academy Museum on Wednesday night as Hollywood’s A-listers gathered for the premiere of “The Color Purple.” The film, directed by Blitz Bazawule, promises a bold and fresh take on the beloved classic derived from Alice Walker’s iconic novel and the acclaimed Broadway musical.
The event saw a constellation of stars gracing the premiere, including the incomparable Oprah Winfrey, who took on the role of producer this time around. Leading the charge in her feature film debut, Fantasia Barrino took on the pivotal character of Celie, adding her own touch to the legendary role. Danielle Brooks, making her first foray into movies, stepped into the shoes of Sofia, a character etched in cinematic history by Oprah Winfrey in Steven Spielberg’s 1985 adaptation.
The red carpet affair turned into a star-studded spectacle with appearances by Taraji P. Henson, Halle Bailey, Corey Hawkins, David Alan Grier, Colman Domingo, H.E.R., Ciara, and Deon Cole. As the cast and crew showcased their style, the premiere painted Los Angeles purple, leaving fans eager for the film’s release and this fresh interpretation of a timeless tale.