H.E.R. to make acting debut in The Color Purple musical

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From music to musicals — H.E.R. is in “final negotiations” to make her acting debut in The Color Purple musical, according to The Hollywood Reporter

The Color Purple, based on the 1982 novel of the same name, tells the story of Celie, an African-American woman living in the South during the early 1900s. H.E.R. will reportedly play Squeak, who, in the musical, goes from waitress to an aspiring singer.

Warner Bros. is behind the upcoming feature, which was also made into an Oscar-nominated 1985 Steven Spielberg-directed film adaptation, as well as a Broadway production, earning two Tony Awards in 2016.

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