Ah! So perhaps this is why her talk show is really meeting its end — Big O wants more big screen time!
Sources are reporting that Oprah Winfrey is currently in talks to star in the HBO Films adaption of the Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Ruined. The play, which had a wildly successful off-Broadway run, focused on the struggles of a madam working a brothel in Congo.
Oprah is already attached the project as an executive producer and the hope is to get the film up and running soon, before O has to get to work on her other project, a comedy with Meryl Streep and Sandra Bullock.
Busy, busy Oprah! We'd expect nothing less, of course!
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