H.E.R. Lands First Acting Role, Will Star in Blitz Bazawule’s ‘The Color Purple’ https://t.co/3Ssh4aeuh6— Variety (@Variety) August 27, 2021
- Grammy and Oscar winning artist H.E.R. will make her film debut in the adaptation of the Broadway stage musical based on the hit movie of the same name. She will play Squeak, a juke joint waitress played by Rae Dawn Chong in the 1985 film. Corey Hawkins(The Walking Dead) will play Harpo.
-Blitz Bazawule(Black is King) will direct and Oprah, Steven Spielberg, Quincy Jones are among the names of producers. The film is slated for a release of December 20, 2023.