Oprah Winfrey may be enjoying her time in Australia climbing Sydney Harbour Bridge, visiting Uluru (Ayers Rock) and just having a great party time prior to recording two episodes of her show in Sydney Opera House.
But while she is away, the cogs of the entertainment keep churning.
Oprah Winfrey will star in HBO Films’ forthcoming adaptation of Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Ruined, according to Deadline.com. Nottage has signed on to write the screenplay for the film to be executive-produced by Winfrey and Kate Forte for Winfrey's Harpo production company. No director or additional casting has been announced.
Ruined centres on a brothel in wartorn Congo and the women who live there under the watchful eye of its madam, Mama Nadi, the role that Winfrey will presumably play.