‘Sex and the City’ director hires Oprah



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    Oprah Winfrey could bring her sense of humor to the silver screen in a film helmed by Sex And the City director, Michael Patrick King.

    Oprah Winfrey could bring her sense of humor to the silver screen in a film helmed by Sex And the City director, Michael Patrick King.
     
    Michael told
    Deadline.com that Universal Pictures has picked up his as-yet untitled ensemble comedy, starring Oprah, Meryl Streep and Sandra Bullock. The film, set at a home-shopping network, will focus on how the main characters juggle their marriages while figuring out how to market products to the masses.


     
    “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," Michael said. "I put it in front of each of them and they all said yes.”
     
    The director was amazed at their response, stating, “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. “


     
    Although Oprah, Meryl and Sandra are all on board, there’s no concrete date for the start of production yet; getting a time that works for the leading ladies may be hard to hammer out. However, Michael said he’d start working on the script soon, and he thinks he should have it done by the beginning of the year.
     
    Michael, who directed Sex and The City: The Movie and Sex and the City 2, certainly knows a thing or two about bringing strong and memorable female characters to the screen. He knows that creating this new story won’t be a cakewalk, though.
     
    “They’re all unique, and the idea of writing parts that three strong women will play is such a challenge,” Michael admitted. “It’s also appealing to craft a character for Oprah to come back and play that’s not Oprah."

     

     

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