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    Thank you, Tasiandee, for keeping such good track of who’s playing who.

    If this really is our cast, then I have enormous confidence in this film. Especially since the director co-directed Beyoncé’s Black Is King. I genuinely think could get major Oscar attention.

     

    • FYC: Everything Everywhere All at Once in any and every single category, especially Best Picture, Michelle Yeoh in Actress, Stephanie Hsu in Supporting Actress, The Daniels in Director/Screenplay, Paul Rogers in Editing, and Son Lux in Score.

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    i don’t know what the budget is for this film but im sure its fine.

    Whoopi was not a huge actor or star when she got the role of celie, Oprah was not a star either. They both went on to do an amazing job.

    Fantasia is coming in with more acting credentials & Experience then both of them at the time of their casting including having two successful Broadway stints. One of those stints on Broadway was for her turn as Celie in The Color Purple Musical with which she garnered rave reviews and awards for her riveting performance (Incredible considering her lack of experience at the time and the fact that she only had two weeks of rehearsals before she took the stage).

    Is Fantasia the most acclaimed or experienced actress out there? NO she is not however taking into account the history of the original movies casting and her experience in this role on Broadway, I see no reason to doubt her ability to pull this off. She also will be working with Oprah and Steven Spielberg (and i hope they bring in Whoopi to also give her some mentorship as she takes on this iconic role) so she is in Great and
    Legendary hands.

    As much as I’m for this, I still don’t know if I can get behind Fantasia. For Celie? For real? Is there not a big enough budget for this to get an actual actor?

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    I am just super excited about the musical version of this story being brought to the big screen so ive been having fun trying to piece it all together. My predictions are no way confirmed although i do think i may have nailed down a couple of the cast members.

    Confirmed Cast members: HER and Corey Hawkins

    Confident Predictions (research based): Fantasia, Taraji and Danielle

    Unsure about cast members: Coleman Domingo, Anika

    Thank you, Tasiandee, for keeping such good track of who’s playing who.

    If this really is our cast, then I have enormous confidence in this film. Especially since the director co-directed Beyoncé’s Black Is King. I genuinely think could get major Oscar attention.

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    Taraji P Henson has been hinting in the press that she has been offered a role and it involves singing and music. She is rumored to have been offered the role of shug. She and Fantasia have also be interacting on Social media (which they never really did before). Sofia is likely to be played by Danielle Brooks, Fantasia and Danielle recently followed each other via social media as well. Also Danielle recently posted videos of Corey Hawkins (and boosted about how proud she is of him) who is Confirmed to be playing HARPO.

    I believe Danielle Brooks should be free now as the Broadway revival of The Piano Lesson was pushed to the fall and filming of it’s feature film adaptation has been moved to spring of next year according to Denzel Washington in a recent interview. So I’m happy for her! She’s great on Peacemaker.

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    Poor Jennifer Hudson though.

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    I actually didn’t take to Jennifer Hudson as Shug Avery, I much preferred Heather Headley’s Shug and I also would prefer Taraji’s Shug to Fantasia’s Celie.

    • FYC: Everything Everywhere All at Once in any and every single category, especially Best Picture, Michelle Yeoh in Actress, Stephanie Hsu in Supporting Actress, The Daniels in Director/Screenplay, Paul Rogers in Editing, and Son Lux in Score.

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    Fantasia is actually a solid enough actor (probably better than Jennifer Hudson, but she doesn’t have the “conventional” look or “mainstream” singing voice to get the gigs she’s gotten). While she got great reviews for her work in the stage production. So, I see no problem with her casting.

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    Was Jennifer Hudson even considered for Shug? Because they have apparently cast Danielle Brooks and they seemed to have seriously considered Cynthia Erivo before she chose Wicked. It would be unfair if she was the only Broadway OG to not be considered. And she has been building her resume as an actress in recent years with respect and other stuff. So it’s not like the producers thought she wasn’t acting anymore. Is it because she was the only one out of the three not to be Tony nominated? Anyways, I’m happy for Taraji. I lived for Empire in it’s first two seasons and Hidden Figures is almost a nostalgic movie for me because it was 2016 films that made me start following awards seasons. So I’m happy happy for her!

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    Speaking of Cynthia Erivo, how funny it would be if she eventually lost the Golden Globe to whoever is playing Celie and that person gets nominated for an Oscar and she doesn’t? At least she would be happy if Wicked is more commercially successful than The Color Purple. And that is almost guaranteed because Wicked is one of the highest grossing Broadway shows of all time and it has never closed it’s run and we have seen how films based on the most successful Broadway shows perform at the box office with Mamma Mia! (2008) and The Lion King (2019), sort of. Plus I feel like this is going to be Ariana Grande’s A Star is Born at least that’s what she’s banking on. Lol. And while The Color Purple might be a classic story, it would still be a tough sell to audiences especially after a more crowd pleasing story such as WSS bombed. And Fantasia is not exactly a movie star.

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    Not to mention Halle Bailey with little mermaid could be lurking maybe?I think 2023 is going to be a pretty awesome year for movies.

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    Taraji P. Henson will officially be playing Shug Avery.
    https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Taraji-P-Henson-to-Star-in-THE-COLOR-PURPLE-Film-as-Shug-Avery-20220201

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    Taraji P. Henson will officially be playing Shug Avery. https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Taraji-P-Henson-to-Star-in-THE-COLOR-PURPLE-Film-as-Shug-Avery-20220201

    Idk if i like this casting

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    Fantasia is actually a solid enough actor (probably better than Jennifer Hudson, but she doesn’t have the “conventional” look or “mainstream” singing voice to get the gigs she’s gotten). While she got great reviews for her work in the stage production. So, I see no problem with her casting.

    I don’t know what the “conventional” look is. She looks a regular attractive black woman walking down the street to me.

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    Taraji is perfect for Shug!

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