King to Direct Streep, Winfrey & Bullock
The Advocate reports:
Sex and the City director Michael Patrick King has lined up Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey, and Sandra Bullock for his next film,reports entertainment website Deadline. King reveals that the film will be “an ensemble comedy set in the world of a Home Shopping-type network, where characters make their way through the maze of mania that surrounds marketing, marriages and the media.”
“I came up with the idea of writing for Meryl, Sandy and Oprah, and it became so specific to them that I wanted to be sure I had interest from these ladies,” King says. “I put it in front of each of them and they all said yes. To have access to these women, tell them this story, and hear ‘yes’ was almost like a Greek mythological journey, with me going from one goddess to the next. It was humbling. They’re all unique, and the idea of writing parts that three strong women will play is such a challenge. Their body of work is beyond reproach. It’s also appealing to craft a character for Oprah to come back and play that’s not Oprah.”
King plans to finish the screenplay by January and, depending on the availability of the trio of actresses, begin filming next summer.