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    LMAO! You aren’t seriously comparing Danielle Brooks to the late legendary Diahann Carroll, are you? Diahann had the ability to transition from screen to stage and do so flawlessly. Not every actor is capable of or skilled at doing that. That’s my point. Also, if you’re going to run down Diahann’s résumé, get your facts right. Her Oscar nomination was for Claudine. Her second Emmy nod was for Julia.

    I am not comparing Brooks to Carroll. I was using your metric to determine Brooks’ abilities against Carroll’s achievements to show how narrow a view it is of a person’s talents.
    Apologies on the Claudine error.

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    LMAO! You aren’t seriously comparing Danielle Brooks to the late legendary Diahann Carroll, are you? Diahann had the ability to transition from screen to stage and do so flawlessly. Not every actor is capable of or skilled at doing that. That’s my point. Also, if you’re going to run down Diahann’s résumé, get your facts right. Her Oscar nomination was for Claudine. Her second Emmy nod was for Julia.

    She wasn’t always legendary Diahann Carroll. At one point she was just Diahann Carroll…an up and coming actress. So what you’re saying is not making sense. Also Danielle was just nominated for a Tony a few years ago…which would not be a tv award correct? Clearly she can work in different mediums.

    And this is 2021….actors work in ALL kinds of mediums today.

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    We all know who they should cast in the lead here, after his most recent transformation. He can play anyone. Man, woman, black, white, dog, cat, rat, bat, Joker, Waluigi…

    A very annoying young man, who loves cinema. 🙂

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    Zendaya is way too young for Shug Avery.

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    Sooooooo Rumor on the street is that they’ve cast the Celie role and it is not Cynthia who has instead opted to star in Wicked. Apparently a announcement is coming soon.

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    Sooooooo Rumor on the street is that they’ve cast the Celie role and it is not Cynthia who has instead opted to star in Wicked. Apparently a announcement is coming soon.

    I can’t for the life of me understand why Cynthia Erivo chose to not star in The Color Purple film adaptation. She would have been the first person to win an EGOT for the same role if I’m not mistaken and that would have been a great Oscar narrative that the Academy wouldn’t have been able to resist and that it would have made her the second black actress ever to win and the first  Nigerian to win (I’m Nigerian btw). The person who they are going to go with (who I’m sure will be a fresh face) will definitely be nominated but I feel like the Academy won’t have any urgency to actually give her the win.

    Plus the Wicked role is not the type of role that wins oscars. And she won’t even be guaranteed the musical golden globe win because The Color Purple will be the same year. I don’t think it has ever happened in the history of the Oscars for there to be two Best Picture or Best lead acting nominees from musical movies. And giving the fact that Wicked is basically fantasy (a genre that doesn’t do well at the Oscars) and it is being directed by a talentless hack Jon M. Chu (sorry not sorry), Wicked will definitely be the one largely ignored by the academy if they had to choose one of the two.

    Plus the fact that she would be a nobody if not for The Color Purple. And I’m sure she is humble and grateful for that and doesn’t now think she is better than that. So I can’t imagine why she would turn it down if she was asked, leading me to think that she wasn’t asked at all. Which is crazy to think about. Why won’t they want their Tony Award winning star back who is now also an established Oscar nominated film actress. It is seemed like a no brainer.

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    And. I’m sorry but as a black African, I should be happy for a fellow black African to get such a big gig as directing this adaptation. BUT I just can’t get on board with the choice. Because the only notable thing the guy has ever done was basically a long forum music video and that is not enough credentials to hire him for such a high profile project. In my opinion, a musical theater director should have been hired like Bill Condon Dreamgirls situation or better the actual director of the Erivo revival should have been hired like a Rob Marshall Chicago situation. It honestly shouldn’t matter if the director is black or not. The original film had a white director and that didn’t stop it from being great. So I don’t get the need to have a black director or nothing. And even if they only wanted a black director, they should have gone with an established Oscar caliber filmmaker like Barry Jenkins whose last two films clearly showed he knew how to adapt a great source material. I guess I just find their choice of director uninspired.

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    A film version of “The Color Purple” musical is in pre-production, scheduled to start filming in Atlanta next spring.”

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    And. I’m sorry but as a black African, I should be happy for a fellow black African to get such a big gig as directing this adaptation. BUT I just can’t get on board with the choice. Because the only notable thing the guy has ever done was basically a long forum music video and that is not enough credentials to hire him for such a high profile project. In my opinion, a musical theater director should have been hired like Bill Condon Dreamgirls situation or better the actual director of the Erivo revival should have been hired like a Rob Marshall Chicago situation. It honestly shouldn’t matter if the director is black or not. The original film had a white director and that didn’t stop it from being great. So I don’t get the need to have a black director or nothing. And even if they only wanted a black director, they should have gone with an established Oscar caliber filmmaker like Barry Jenkins whose last two films clearly showed he knew how to adapt a great source material. I guess I just find their choice of director uninspired.

    Im not sure what happened with cynthia, it is interesting that she isnt doing this movie but i respect her choice.

    Blitz did direct Black is king but Oprah said that she and the other EP’s choose him after watching a movie he directed called The Burial of Kojo (Its actually pretty good and uniquely directed) and Steven Spielberg (Who directed the original) is still involved with this project as well. I’m excited to see what they come up with, i am also excited to see them explore thing that original refused to explore, such as celies and shugs relationship.

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    Cynthia Erivo choosing not to star is a smart move. She has to progress.

    I’m sure they will go with an unknown which is exactly what they did with the original film.

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    Celia Rose Gooding is still my pick.

    FYC -
    Picture: The Power of the Dog, Spencer, The Lost Daughter, Mass
    Director: Jane Campion, Pablo Larraín, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Fran Kranz
    Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch
    Actress: Kristen Stewart, Tessa Thompson, Olivia Colman
    Supporting Actor: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Corey Hawkins, Jason Isaacs
    Supporting Actress: Ruth Negga, Kirsten Dunst, Rebecca Ferguson, Martha Plimpton, Ann Dowd
    O. Screenplay: Spencer, Mass
    A. Screenplay: The Power of the Dog, The Lost Daughter
    Score: Jonny Greenwood (Dog/Spencer)

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    I’m sorry but as a black African, I should be happy for a fellow black African to get such a big gig as directing this adaptation. BUT I just can’t get on board with the choice. Because the only notable thing the guy has ever done was basically a long forum music video and that is not enough credentials to hire him for such a high profile project. In my opinion, a musical theater director should have been hired like Bill Condon Dreamgirls situation or better the actual director of the Erivo revival should have been hired like a Rob Marshall Chicago situation. It honestly shouldn’t matter if the director is black or not. The original film had a white director and that didn’t stop it from being great. So I don’t get the need to have a black director or nothing. And even if they only wanted a black director, they should have gone with an established Oscar caliber filmmaker like Barry Jenkins whose last two films clearly showed he knew how to adapt a great source material. I guess I just find their choice of director uninspired.

    While hiring John Doyle to direct the film after having earned so much acclaim for his work on the most recent Broadway revival sounds like a good idea on paper, the overall track record for stage directors repeating their directorial duties on film adaptations of their musicals hasn’t been great. Part of the reason for that is because directing musicals on stage and screen require completely different sets of skills. While hiring an acclaimed director like Barry Jenkins to be at the helm of this movie sounds like a good idea on paper as well, musicals are very hard things to pull off on screen. Not every filmmaker is suitable for the job. Just ask Sidney Lumet (who had a flop with 1978’s The Wiz) and John Huston (who flopped with 1982’s Annie). There are some directors who have a much better understanding of how movie musicals work than others.

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    psychic John Cohan (who accurately predicted Tom Hanks starring in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood among other cast members) has made a Color Purple Prediction.

    “The Color Purple.” A novel in ’82, won the Pulitzer ’83, was Spielberg’s 11 Oscar nominations film in ’85, plus a B’way play. This story of a black Southern woman who suffers her husband’s abuse over decades is returning. It’s coming back at us again. It’ll star Fantasia, who was already in one of its incarnations, plus Taraji P. Henson. We get it December 2023.

    the article is in the NYpost btw

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    psychic John Cohan (who accurately predicted Tom Hanks starring in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood among other cast members) has made a Color Purple Prediction.

    “The Color Purple.” A novel in ’82, won the Pulitzer ’83, was Spielberg’s 11 Oscar nominations film in ’85, plus a B’way play. This story of a black Southern woman who suffers her husband’s abuse over decades is returning. It’s coming back at us again. It’ll star Fantasia, who was already in one of its incarnations, plus Taraji P. Henson. We get it December 2023.

    Henson in what role?

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    Henson in what role?

    I’m assuming Shug.

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