Demme, Winfrey in talks for ‘Beloved’

Jonathan Demme and Oprah Winfrey have begun negotiations on Touchstone’s adaptation of Toni Morrison’s novel ”Beloved” following a meeting between the two last week (Daily Variety, Jan. 9). The project, which would be produced through Harpo Prods., will be directed by Demme and star Winfrey as a slave who is haunted by the ghost of the baby daughter she killed years before. A June start is planned.

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