The Hollywood Reportersays that the Grammy-winning singer has been tapped for the cast of the new adaptation ofThe Color Purple. H.E.R. will play Squeak, a waitress and aspiring singer originally played by Rae Dawn Chong. It was previously announced that the cast will includeIn the Heightsstar Corey Hawkins.
The new musical feature will be produced by Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg, who were both involved in the 1985 film — Oprah as the star, and Spielberg as the director.The Color Purpleis currently slated for a December 2023 release.