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Oprah Winfrey Set to Star in HBO Films' 'Ruined'

December 8, 2010 (6:17 am) GMT
The project is based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Lynn Nottage who will also be involved as the scriptwriter.

has been the executive producer of Oscar winner "", the voice in "" and the guest star on "". She is now to take a more prominent role in front of the camera in "", her first oncreen starring role since 1998 "Beloved".

The TV movie is adapted from Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning play which has won several awards including Drama Desk Awards during its 2009 off-Broadway run. The play involves the plight of women in the civil war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo.

Madam Mama Nadi struggles to keep herself and the women working for her brothel from getting caught between the government and rebel armies. Nottage herself would write the movie's script.

The project is being developed for HBO Films. Deadline says it has been one of Harpo's top priorities since Winfrey and Kate Forte, who will team up as executive producers, moved the company from ABC to HBO. The other project is a 7-hour miniseries adaptation of "America: In the King Years".


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