Saturday, March 10, 2012

Oprah Will Be In The Sequel of "Waiting To Exhale"

From Shadow and Act

With all the emphasis on whether the upcoming Sparkle remake release will at all be affected by star Whitney Houston's passing, I forgot all about that sequel to Waiting To Exhale that was officially announced in 2010, when author Terry McMillan's book (which the sequel will be based on) Getting To Happy hit bookstore shelves.
So is that project still a go without Whitney? The answer is "Yes," says Fox, according to Vulture (via The Playlist).
"I don’t think she would want it to... it's almost in her honor that we think to soldier on" said Elizabeth Gabler, president of Fox 2000 Pictures, to Vulture yesterday afternoon.
I didn't realize Elizabeth Gabler of Fox knew Whitney so well to speak on what she'd want or not want.
As we've continuous updated you on the progress of the film, you'd know that McMillan has been working on the script adaptation of Getting to Happy for a good year to 2 years now.
But the project is "a priority" at Fox 2000 and will be fast-tracked, shepherded by the original Exhale director Forest Whitaker.
So the big question is: who might replace Whitney in the sequel?
Fox 2000 prez Gabler says that "it isn’t inconceivable" that Oprah Winfrey might be the one (if only as an honor to Whitney), given that she's already announced her plans to return to acting. However, as Gabler cautions, no deals have been done with anyone so who knows.


1 comment:

  1. I just don't think they should go on with the movie. THAT'S how you honor her. The sequel will not compare to the first movie because Whitney's role was a vital role in the movie. I think they should leave it be. Matter or not I won't be in attendance. #moneyhungry


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