Oprah Winfrey eyes feature role

Los Angeles: Chat show queen Oprah Winfrey, who has done select roles in Hollywood, is planning to star in a feature adaptation of Lynn Nottage`s Pulitzer-award-winning play `Ruined`.

HBO is developing the project as a potential TV movie and a starring vehicle for Winfrey with her Harpo Films production.

Nottage is developing the screenplay.

Loosely inspired from by Bertold Brecht`s `Mother Courage and Her Children`, the story centres on an independent businesswoman, Mama Nadi, and the women she employs in a canteen-brothel surrounded by the ongoing civil war in the Congo, the Variety reported.

The 55-year-old TV icon has done very few films in Hollywood that include `The Color Purple`, `Beloved`, a cameo in `Ocean`s Thirteen` and `Throw Mama From the Train`.

PTI