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Popcorn dreams: 'Furiosa,' 'Color Purple' slated for 2023

Popcorn dreams: 'Furiosa,' 'Color Purple' slated for 2023
"Furiosa" and "The Color Purple" musical adaptation are slated to hit cineplexes in 2023.

The venerable movie studio announced on Wednesday that its highly anticipated “Mad Max” prequel “Furiosa” and musical adaptation of “The Color Purple” will hit cineplexes in 2023.“Furiosa” is scheduled for a June 23, 2023, release while “The Color Purple” will premiere six months later, noted The Associated Press.” “The Color Purple,” a musical adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Broadway production based on Alice Walker’s 1982 novel, will be helmed by “Black Is King” director Blitz Bazawule.It is unclear if Cynthia Erivo, who won a Tony in 2016 for her performance in the Broadway version of “The Color Purple,” will star.

“Furiosa” will star Anya Taylor-Joy as the title warrior portrayed by Charlize Theron in the 2015 action flick “Mad Max: Fury Road.Actress Anya Taylor-Joy will play the title role of "Furiosa" in the 2023 "Mad Max" prequel.

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