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Ciara is joining the movie musical cast of “The Color Purple”.  She will play the adult role of Nettie.  Young Nettie will be played by Halle Bailey.  CiCi took to Instagram and wrote, “honored to be a part of this beautiful ensemble and historic film. Truly grateful.”

In addition to Ciara, Deon Cole took to IG to announce that he will also be joining the cast, “mommy, what you doing up there? Smh, lol. God is great, I’m so honored. Let’s get it“.  He will play Alfonso.

Ciara and Deon join Fantasia (Celie), Danielle Brooks (Sophia), Taraji P. Henson (Shug), Corey Hawkins (Harpo), Louis Gossett Jr. (Ol’ Mister), David Alan Grier (Reverend Avery), Tamela Mann (The First Lady), Phylicia Mpasi (Young Celie), and Stephen Hill (Buster).   “The Color Purple” is scheduled to drop on December 20, 2023.

Did you know…The Color Purple was filmed right here in North Carolina?  Monroe, North Carolina to be exact.  The iconic film debuted in 1985 and was nominated for 11 Academy Awards.  Check out pictures of the cast below.