Oprah Winfrey has revealed the cast who will star in the latest remake of The Color Purple.
Portraying the role of Sophia in the original 1985 film was a big break for Winfrey. Now, she’s onboard as a producer for this version, alongside Scott Sanders — who has produced and steered the original Broadway musical since 2005.
The cast she’s selected will be tasked with bringing the Tony-winning Broadway musical to the big screen.
Winfrey told Vanity Fair that she predicts that the movie will change their lives — as it did for her.
Fantasia Taylor has been tapped to play the lead role of Celie.
The cast is set to begin shooting in Georgia next month.