TV movie producer Larry A. Thompson has acquired the rights to turn Kitty Kelley's Oprah: A Biography into a TV movie or miniseries to coincide with her departure from her talk show in September 2011!
“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."
So who will play the Big O?
Thompson is leaning towards casting an unknown actress. He says, "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."
Who do U want to see as Oprah?
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