Remakes usually come in the form of an updated horror or a classic reimagined for the modern world, but now we’re getting something a little different. Terms Of Endearment, the 1983 dramedy, is being remade and Oprah Winfrey is in line to star.
Paramount has acquired the rights to the film and also brought on board director, Lee Daniels (Precious, The Paperboy, The Butler – which also included Winfrey), to helm the project.
Winfrey is in talks to take on Shirley MacLaine‘s role of smothering mother, Aurora Greenway. The original film, which won five Oscars, was directed by James L. Brooks and followed Aurora’s relationship over three decades with her rambunctious daughter Emma, as well as her relationship with Jack Nicholson‘s retired astronaut.
Winfrey is currently filming Ava DuVernay‘s A Wrinkle In Time. No other cast members have been announced.
Hopefully the remake is a heartfelt one and not intended as any easy to produce award winner, of which there have been an abundance over the last few years. As long as the remake, err, endears us, we’ll be happy.