The Hollywood Reporter brings word that both Corey Hawkins (In the Heights) and Oscar-winner H.E.R. have been cast in the upcoming movie musical adaptation of The Color Purple. Black Is King director Blitz Bazawule is set to direct with Marcus Gardley writing screenplay. The film will be based on the 1982 novel that follow the experiences of an African-American woman in the South. The project is currently in pre-production.