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Oprah Winfrey to Make Her Acting Return in 'Between the World & Me'!

Oprah Winfrey to Make Her Acting Return in 'Between the World & Me'!

Oprah Winfrey is returning to the big screen!

The 66-year-old entrepreneur will be making her return to the acting world in Between the World & Me, Deadline reported Thursday (August 13).

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Angela Bassett, Alicia Garza, Joe Morton, Phylicia Rashad, Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, Courtney B. Vance, Pauletta Washington and Susan Kelechi Watson are also set to star in HBO’s adaptation of the stage show, which is based on Ta-Nehisi CoatesNew York Times bestseller.

Here’s more about the production: “Originally adapted and staged by the Apollo Theater in 2018, the special will combine elements of that production, including readings from Coates’ book, and will once again be directed by award-winning director and Apollo Theater Executive Producer Kamilah Forbes. It will also incorporate documentary footage from the actors’ home life, archival footage, and animation.”

“The book, which was first published in 2015 by One World, is written as a letter to Coates’ teenage son and recounts the author’s experiences growing up in Baltimore’s inner city and his growing fear of daily violence against the Black community. The narrative explores Coates’ notion that American society structurally supports white supremacy.”

The special is currently in production under COVID-19 guidelines, and will debut this fall on HBO and HBO Max.

Oprah recently made headlines for buying dozens of billboards for a reason.

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