Because of the AMPTP’s work stoppage we may have to wait until next year to see ‘The Color Purple musical, Dune 2 and more.
The highly anticipated movie adaptation of the hit musical “The Color Purple,” produced by none other than Oprah Winfrey, is now facing uncertainty in its release schedule due to the ongoing Hollywood labor strikes. As reported exclusively by Variety, Warner Bros. is assessing potential new dates for the musical’s release, alongside other major productions like the sequel to “Dune” and “Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom.”
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The labor disputes involving SAG-AFTRA and the Writers Guild of America have caused a ripple effect throughout the entertainment industry, forcing studios to reconsider their release strategies. “The Color Purple,” which had been eagerly anticipated by fans of the beloved stage musical, was originally slated for a Dec. 20 release. However, the current situation has thrown its release plans into question.
The adaptation boasts an impressive ensemble of talent featuring Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks, Fantasia, Colman Domingo, Halle Bailey, and more ensuring a successful theatrical run and awards campaign. However, with the guild strikes showing no signs of resolution in the near future, the film’s promotional activities and its chances at prestigious awards ceremonies like the Academy Awards and Golden Globes could be significantly hampered.
While Warner Bros. has yet to make an official statement on the potential delay, insiders reveal that the studio is closely monitoring the labor strike situation before committing to a new release date.
And when it comes to Dune 2, Warner Bros. Film Group is strongly considering pushing the Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya tentpole to next year. Its scheduled to hit theaters, Nov. 3 slot, three individuals with knowledge of discussions told Variety.
The film is a co-production with Legendary Entertainment and both parties must agree on a new release date, said one insider. Legendary has yet to be approached by WB about a move, they added. Another source familiar with Warner Bros. said that releases are moving forward as originally planned and no formal discussions have been had, but noted that the duration of the union battles are completely unpredictable.
A spokespeople for neither Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment has commented on the matter.
We hope they don’t have to change the dates but we understand this is bigger than three movies. So if need be, change that sh*t.
Originally read on Variety.
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