Songstress H.E.R. is expanding her repertoire in the realm of entertainment. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the music artist—whose real name is Gabriella Wilson—will be featured in the movie musical adaptation of The Color Purple.
Want news at your fingertips? Text “ERICA” to 52140 to join our club. (Terms and conditions)
The film, which is being created by Warner Bros., will reimagine novelist Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning piece of work. The novel, released in 1982, captures the journey of Celie Harris as she navigates life in the South during the early twentieth century. Three years after the book hit shelves, director Steven Spielberg released a film adaptation that starred Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Akosua Busia, and others. Wilson will reportedly reprise the role of Squeak who was portrayed by Rae Dawn Chong in the original film.
The movie, which is currently in production, has an exceptional collective of creatives working to bring the story to life both behind the scenes and on-screen. Black Is King filmmaker Blitz Bazawule will serve as the director and Marcus Gardley—best known for working on projects that include The Chi and Tales of the City—will pen the script. Winfrey and Spielberg will produce through their respective production imprints. Quincy Jones and Scott Sanders will also serve as producers and actor Corey Hawkins has joined the cast lineup.
Wilson has been candid about her aspiration to act. “What’s for me is for me,” she shared in an interview with Angie Martinez. “I do have ambitions to be on Broadway, do music for more films, and be in a film as an actress. When the right thing comes along, and I do it and it gets recognized that’s just a plus. That’s the icing on the cake.” H.E.R., who is charting a path to EGOT status, won the best original song Oscar for “Fight for You” which was featured on the Judas and the Black Messiah soundtrack.
- These Celebrity Look Alikes Are Almost Too Real To Be True
- Rosa Parks: 13 Regally Rare Images Of The ‘Mother Of The Movement’
- Red Carpet Rundown: The Bold, Black & Beautiful At The 2019 Emmys [PHOTOS]
HEAD BACK TO GETUPERICA.COM
Songstress H.E.R. Added To ‘The Color Purple’ Movie Musical Cast was originally published on newsone.com
5 Bible Verses To Help You Let Go And Let God
“I Was More Interested In Him Than I’d Ever Been With Anyone”: If You Ever Wondered What Eve Saw In Her Husband, It’s This [VIDEO]
BET+ Adds Erica Campbell, Michelle Williams & More To Season 2 Of ‘Kingdom Business’
What The Spiritual And Biblical Meaning Of 11 Is
Join "Get Up! Mornings With Erica Campbell" Morning Show Mobile Text Club!
Rest in Peace: Irish Grinstead of 90’s Group 702 Passes Away at Age 43
Kirk Franklin Shares How He Finds His Biological Father in His Documentary “Father’s Day”
Maysa Introduces New Song "Lord I Thank You" featuring Kirk Whalum [LISTEN]