Oprah, Steven Spielberg to produce ‘The Color Purple’ musical

Washington: Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey have teamed up for ‘The Color Purple’ movie musical.

‘The Color Purple’ (1982) was a Pulitzer-Prize-winning book by Alice Walker, which was turned into a Spielberg drama. It was later turned into a Broadway musical.

The Tony award-winning musical is going to be adapted for a film by Warner Bros. Apart from Spielberg and Winfrey, Quincy Jones and Scott Sanders are also on board to produce the movie, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed.

While Winfrey, Jones, and Sanders produced the Broadway version, Spielberg was the director-producer of the 1985 film that garnered 11 Academy Award nominations.

‘The Color Purple’ follows the journey of Celie, an African-American woman in the early 20th century who is abused by her father, husband, and others over the course of four decades.