Jon Batiste is set to appear in the upcoming musical adaptation of The Color Purple. According to editors at The Hollywood Reporter, the Grammy Award-winning musician has been cast in Warner Bros.' new film which is based on Alice Walker's 1982 novel of the same name. Batiste will play Grady, a sweet-talking piano man married to Taraji P. Henson's character, Shug Avery. Taking to Instagram, the star confirmed the news by sharing a screenshot of The Hollywood Reporter article and adding: "The word is out! This'll be a lot of fun."
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