The scathing unauthorized Biography of Oprah Winfrey written by Kitty Kelley will be released as a made for TV movie in 2011. According to PopCrunch, the rights to the book were bought by veteran TV movie producer Larry A. Thompson.
Kelly’s book includes a focus on Oprah’s early childhood, promiscious teen years and her unknown paternity. The movie is planned to be released in conjunction with Oprah’s exit from network TV in September 2011.
Thompson says of the story:
“…I think it’s a fabulous story, and it’s certainly a challange, but Kitty Kelley’s extensively researched book offers us the factual foundation to frame our cinematic portrait of this powerful and beloved icon. Oprah Winfrey is a very powerful woman, and that’s also something that will make our movie great.”