Who’s Playing Who? Taraji P. Henson, H.E.R & Colman Domingo Among New Cast Of ‘The Color Purple’

“The Color Of Purple” is set to return to the big screen with a stellar cast to match!

The renowned film, based on the novel by Alice Walker, originally hit theaters in 1985 and ultimately went on to become nominated for an Oscar. Now, with a new director, “Black Is King’s” Blitz Bazawule, the film will feature original cast member Oprah Winfrey along with a few familiar faces!

Let’s take a list of who’s playing who.

Taraji P. Henson As Shug Avery

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 26: Taraji P. Henson visits Build series to discuss their film “Acrimony” at Build Studio on March 26, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Corey Hawkins as Harpo

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H.E.R as Squeak

TAMPA, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 07: H.E.R. performs “America The Beautiful” before Super Bowl LV between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs at Raymond James Stadium on February 07, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Danielle Brooks as Sofia

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 28: Danielle Brooks attends the world premiere of ‘Nobody’s Fool’ at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on October 28, 2018 in New York, New York. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

Fantasia Barrino as Cellie

NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 26: Singer-songwriter Fantasia Barrino performs on stage during the 2018 Black Girls Rock! at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on August 26, 2018 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/WireImage)

Colman Domingo As Albert a.k.a. Mister

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 25: Colman Domingo attends the 93rd Annual Academy Awards at Union Station on April 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chris Pizzello-Pool/Getty Images)

Halle Bailey as Nettie Harris

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 06: Halle Bailey attends Variety’s Power of Young Hollywood at The H Club Los Angeles on August 06, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)

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