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Liz and Dick producer, Larry Thompson is revving up for his next project which involves mogul, Oprah Winfrey in a big way. Thompson is looking to do a biopic on Oprah Winfrey. Thompson bought the film rights to, “Oprah: A Biography” by Kitty Kelly and has told Entertainment Weekly that he is moving forward with it soon.
“I’ve optioned Kitty Kelley’s book. We have a fantastic take on her life, and we’re talking to networks now, as we speak, and we’re interviewing writers right now, too,” Thompson said. “I am from Mississippi, as is Oprah Winfrey, and I believe that her start on a rural country road in Mississippi to the world stage that she lives is a journey that is nothing less than miraculous. I think it will be the most fascinating biopic I’ve ever done.”
Thompson is well known for his biopic works. “I’ve made the Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz movie ['Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter']. I’ve made the Sonny and Cher movie ['And the Beat Goes On: The Sonny and Cher Story']. I’ve made the Duke and Duchess of Windsor movie ['The Woman He Loved'],” Thompson said. “And now I’ve done Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton I think the only thing I could follow all those up with would be Oprah.”
The Liz and Dick biopic, appearing on Lifetime, brings in a new generation, being that Lindsey Lohan plays Elizabeth Taylor in the film. If Liz and Dick is received well by viewers, the door could be wide open for the Oprah biopic. Liz and Dick airs Sunday, November 25th at 9.8c
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