Now that she’s got all this time on her hands, cancelling “The Oprah Winfrey Show” to launch and run OWN: The Oprah Winfrey (where she plans on
reincarnating her show as a nighttime jawn) and managing “O: The Oprah Winfrey Magazine,” oh and let’s not forget her contributions to Sirus XM’s Oprah Radio, Oprah figured it was time to go after another check.
And to make it extra interesting, this will be Oprah’s first comedy AND she’s splitting top billing with two other broads who might be bigger stars then… Nevermind: we ARE talking about Oprah Winfrey.
Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock and Oprah Winfrey are attached to star in Sex and the City creator Michael Patrick King’s untitled comedy project, just set up at Universal Pictures.
King will write and direct the comedy, described by the studio as being “set in and around the world of a Home Shopping-type network and follows the characters as they make their way through the maze of mania that surrounds marketing, marriages and the media.”
Streep, who last starred in It’s Complicated, remains one of the most in-demand actresses of any generation. Bullock, thanks to her Oscar win for The Blind Side, is now on top of studios’ lists for any female -centric movies and is in negotiations to star in Warner Bros.’ outer space survival movie Gravity. Winfrey’s forays into live action acting are a rare event, with the last movie she appeared in being 1998’s Beloved (although she has voiced animated features).
Three mega-star leads + rare Oprah acting action + “Sex & The City” guy = CHACHING! Don’t be surprised when you see Harpo Studios tied to this. ‘Cause we all know the only Oprah loves more than cake is getting cake.