Oprah Winfrey to Produce ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’

By Jason Boog Comment

sklootbook.jpgAccording to an AP report this morning, Oprah Winfrey and American Beauty co-producer Alan Ball will team up to produce an adaptation of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks for HBO. The article had no additional details about the release schedule.

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Here’s an excerpt from the AP report: “The network said Wednesday that Ball, creator and executive producer of HBO’s drama series True Blood, will develop the project with Winfrey and her Harpo Films studio.”