The story of Oprah Winfrey as told by controversial author Kitty Kelley in her unauthorized book "Oprah: A Biography," has been optioned for a one part or two part TV movie, reports the Associated Press.
The person who has taken the option is veteran producer Larry A. Thompson, who has produced biopics of stars such as Sonny and Cher and Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, the report says.
Thompson has optioned writer Kitty Kelley’s biography for six figures and is working on a two- or four-hour film based on the book, according to the story.
Thompson is shopping the project to networks, which he declined to identify, for a Sept. 2011 debut, which would coincide with the end of Winfrey’s broadcast weekday talk show.
Winfrey’s Harpo Productions declined to comment to the AP about the story.