Spielberg and Oprah Team for The Color Purple Movie Musical

Spielberg and Oprah Team for The Color Purple Movie Musical
The Color Purple Musical is getting a new film adaptation by producers Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, Quincy Jones, and Scott Sanders. Spielberg, Oprah, and Jones all had a hand in making the original 1985 film based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Alice Walker. The movie was a box office success and earned seven Academy Award nominations (it didn't win any), with Whoopi Goldberg taking home the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. Both the film and book were the inspiration for the 2005 Broadway musical.

The Broadway production of The Color Purple originally ran from 2005 to 2008, earning 11 Tony Awards nominations in 2006. The musical was a smash success and earned a revival in 2015, which ran for another two years. The Broadway show made over $350 million throughout its two runs, and is now getting adapted into a motion picture by producers Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, Quincy Jones, and Broadway veteran Scott Sanders.
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