RUSH*- Casting Call: Atlanta for “The Color Purple- The Musical”- Male/ Female- Ages 18+

The Color Purple is getting a re-make. Warner Bros. Pictures version of the upcoming The Color Purple movie is currently filming in the Atlanta area.  The movie is a period piece that is set between the 1940s and 1970s and is looking for area locals that can pull off a period look.

The movie is a musical, period drama. The Color Purple movie is being directed by Blitz Bazawule and the story is adapted by Marcus Gardley to be a film, based on the musical theatrical version.

The previous movie, which starred Whoopi Goldberg, the upcoming musical film and the stage version are all based on the 1982 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel written by Alice Walker. Steven Spielberg, decades ago, back in 1985 also adapted the story for a movie. Spielberg and Quincy Jones will be back to produce the 2023 movie version. Also on board in the upcoming production are Scott Sanders and Oprah Winfrey. Oprah Winfrey also starred in the 1985 version of The Color Purple.

The Color Purple- THE MUSICAL is currently looking at a release date of December 20, 2023.

Casting Notice- FEATURED BACKGROUND- for Warner Bros FEATURE FILM:

“The Color Purple-The Musical’

THIS IS A FULLY VACCINATED SET – All background actors must be fully vaccinated
Project: The Color Purple – The Musical is looking for fresh faces to work on THE COLOR PURPLE.

Once you fill out FORM LINK PROVIDED BY PLACEMENT, we will be able to send you an availability inquiry for specific dates!

Role(s): Various Photo Doubles * :

PD CELIE – Must be able to portray African American female, 5’6”-5’8”, Waist between 34”-37”, Average build
PD SHUG – Must be able to portray African American female, 5’3-5’5”, Waist between 26”-29”, Average build
PD SQUEAK – Must be able to portray African American female, 5’2”-5’5”, Waist between 29”-32”, Slim to average build

& Various Unlisted Roles for Males & Females as “Townspeople” .




2 RECENT PHOTOS- headshot/ full length


Please note all castings are intended for Barbizon graduates registered with Barbizon Placement ONLY. Full casting and submission guidelines are emailed to the Barbizon Placement Division. Please send any casting inquiries to For more information about Barbizon visit