According to The Hollywood Reporter, H.E.R. has been cast in The Color Purple musical feature from Warner Bros. Studios. She will portray the character of Squeak, a waitress-turned-aspiring singer who was played by Rae Dawn Chong in the original 1985 film.
The musical will be produced by Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg; the two starred in 1985’s The Color Purple film, as actor and director. Alice Walker, Rebecca Walker, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Carla Gardini, and Mara Jacobs are also executive producing.