Uh oh…Kitty Kelley’s tell all Oprah: A Biography has been acquired by a production company to film as a TV movie or miniseries. Producer Larry A. Thompson has gained the rights and will film for a release to coincide with Mother O’s talk show farewell. Thompson states, “I happen to be from Mississippi where she is from, and I know her career very well. I think it’s a fabulous story, and it’s certainly a challange, but Kitty Kelley’s extensively researched book offers us the factual foundation to frame our cinematic portrait of this powerful and beloved icon. Oprah Winfrey is a very powerful woman, and that’s also something that will make our movie great.”
Thompson says they will not go with a well known actress to play Mother O. “Oprah Winfrey is one of the most famous faces on the planet, and if you have an actress people know, it may make it more difficult to get into the character as the face may block the icon”
Oprah has repeatedly dismissed the book and, like the book, will have nothing to do with the planned movie.
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