Jon Batiste to make acting debut in The Color Purple

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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