{WATCH} First Trailer Drops for The Color Purple 2023

The first trailer for the upcoming musical reimagining of The Color Purple has dropped.

During CinemaCon, Oprah Winfrey said that director Blitz Bazawule‘s version was “not your mama’s Color Purple,” and from the looks of the first trailer, she wasn’t lying!

As producer of The Color Purple, Winfrey went on a detailed search for the best director to be a part of such an iconic film. Bazawule was noted as the fifth or sixth director to head this project. “The bar is so high… But first I read the script and said, ‘I see what [screenwriter] Marcus [Gardley] is trying to do here,’ and of course, I sat with Steven and Oprah and Scott Sanders and the Warner Bros. team, and it was clear they were really going to allow us to expand the canon of ‘The Color Purple,’ which first began with, ‘How do we create an internal headspace for Celie?’”

The film stars Halle Bailey as Nettie, and Fantasia Barrino plays the role of Celie, and the vocals…wow! In the trailer, we see some classic scenes from the 1985 film directed by Steven Spielberg. The film hits theaters on Christmas Day.