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Ciara says she’s “Truly grateful” to join the cast of ‘The Color Purple’ musical film

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Ciara is the latest celeb to be added to the star-studded roster of the upcoming musical film, The Color Purple. 

The Grammy winner will play the adult version of Nettie, the younger yet protective sister of Celie, who will be portrayed by Fantasia Barrino

Following the announcement on Tuesday, Ciara tweeted, “Honored to be a part of this beautiful ensemble and historic film, The Color Purple. Truly grateful.”  

Produced by Oprah Winfrey, Quincy Jones and Steven Spielberg, among others, the upcoming film adaptation of the award-winning Broadway musical is set to begin production this month in Georgia, according to EW. 

Other notable cast members include Halle Bailey as the younger version of Nettie, Taraji P. Henson as Shug Avery, Danielle Brooks as Sofia, Colman Domingo as Mister, Corey Hawkins as Harpo, and R&B singer H.E.R as Squeak. 

The Color Purple musical film is set to premiere in theaters in December 2023.

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