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Entertainment Whores, Part 2

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by slappy4428, Feb 14, 2007.

  1. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Truly, these are the whores to end all whores....

    Mitch, Oprah team up
    ABC to air 'For One More Day'

    February 13, 2007



    Free Press columnist Mitch Albom and television giant Oprah Winfrey are teaming up again to turn Albom's latest best-selling book into a two-hour, made-for-TV movie titled "Oprah Winfrey Presents Mitch Albom's 'For One More Day.' " ABC-TV will air the film in December, Albom said Monday.

    Albom and Winfrey partnered on the TV film for Albom's initial megaseller, "Tuesdays with Morrie," in December 1999. That film, with Jack Lemmon as Albom's ailing Brandeis professor Morrie Schwartz and Hank Azaria as ex-student Albom, won four Emmy awards.

    Albom said that he went back to Winfrey's Harpo Productions because "she did a great job" on the "Morrie" film.

    Winfrey's personal touch counted for a lot. Albom said she saw "For One More Day" -- about a washed-up ballplayer and his chance to have another day with his dead mother -- in manuscript form and expressed interest early on.

    He said Kate Forte, co-executive producer for Harpo, tracked him down by phone at a Pistons practice a few months ago to express their interest. Albom spent the subsequent time "under the radar" writing the teleplay; he also gets an executive producer credit.

    Joining the project from Albom's second book-to-movie, "The Five People You Meet in Heaven," is director Lloyd Kramer. He guided a starry cast that included Jon Voight, Michigan's Jeff Daniels, Detroit native Ellen Burstyn and Michael Imperioli.

    "He gets my work," Albom said of Kramer. "I was very happy he was available."

    Albom said casting for "For One More Day" is under way and he expects an announcement before the month is out. "Oprah gets really good people; they work with film stars," he said.

    Filming will take place this summer, likely in the Los Angeles area.
  2. RokSki

    RokSki New Member

    This is the first of the seven signs. Repent, now, all ye sinners.
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