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The queen of talk could soon have her story told on the silver screen.
Veteran producer Larry A. Thompson obtained the rights to the book, Oprah: A Biography. He plans to create a two or four-hour film based on the contents in the tell-all. Thompson calls himself a "huge fan" of Oprah. He optioned the biopic for six-figures and is already shopping the project to TV networks.
"I think it's a fabulous story, and it's certainly a challenge, but Kitty Kelley's extensively researched book offers us the factual foundation to frame our cinematic portrait of this powerful and beloved icon," said Thompson to deadline.com.
The movie will be done without Winfrey's participation. Thompson wants it complete by September 2011 to coincide with Winfrey's sign-off from her syndicated daytime talk show after 25 years.