Oprah Jumps Back Into the Movie Business

Oprah Winfrey is setting her sights back onto the big screen. The media mogul is taking her book club love one step further by producing a film adaptation of a book she optioned last year.

Teaming up with Focus Features and director (and Kate Winslet hubby) Sam Mendes‘ Neal Street Productions, Winfrey — through her company Harpo Productions — will bring Netherland to movie theaters.

The book is set in New York City where a lonely Dutch expatriate forms a bond to immigrant culture when he becomes drawn to the sport of cricket.

As always, Winfrey knows how to pick a winner and the film already has a bunch of Oscar-worthy muscle backing it. Penning the script is Christopher Hampton whose last project with Focus Features was Atonement which earned him an Academy Award nomination.

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