Oprah Winfrey’s life to be made into a movie
HollywoodNews.com: Oprah Winfrey is no doubt one of the most famous and influential persons in the world, and is one of the dominating hosts on television. Now her fascinating life is going to be made into a movie.
The movie will be directed by Larry A. Thompson, who will be basing the story off the recent biography “Oprah,” written by Kitty Kelley. “Oprah Winfrey’s fascinating journey from rural Mississippi to the World Stage is packed with simple truths and complicated personalities,” said Larry Thompson. “Kitty Kelley’s extensively-researched book offers us the factual foundation to frame our cinematic portrait of this powerful and beloved Icon. Casting someone to play Oprah will be the real challenge. We are planning to audition both known and unknown actresses.”
“Few Hollywood filmmakers are as experienced as Larry Thompson at understanding and dramatically exploring the emotional complexities of famous people,” stated Kitty Kelley. “That’s why I was pleased that he chose my book upon which to base his movie. Compelling biographies of great people must separate myth from fact and hype from truth.”
Both Thompson and Kelley have extensive experience in the biographical arena of the world’s most revered Icons. In addition to Oprah Winfrey, Kitty Kelley has written bestselling biographies on Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra, England’s Royal Family, Nancy Reagan, and the Bush Family. Thompson has produced critically-acclaimed movies about Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz, Sonny & Cher, and The Duke & Duchess of Windsor. His latest movie, “Amish Grace” is the most-watched and highest-rated original movie in the history of Lifetime Movie Network.
The agreement with Larry A. Thompson Organization, Inc. for Kitty Kelley’s book, Oprah A Biography, was negotiated by her agent, Wayne S. Kabak.