News Briefs: Oprah Winfrey to Star in ‘Terms of Endearment’ Remake

The Butler

Terms of Endearment: Oprah Winfrey will star in a new version of Terms of Endearment. Lee Daniels is in talks to direct; the two previously worked together on The Butler (above). The 1983 Academy Award-winning version, based on a novel by Larry McMurtry, starred Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger as mother and daughter in a family drama; Winfrey will play the role originated by MacLaine. [The Wrap]

Saw II

St. Agatha: Darren Lynn Bousman, best known for helming three installments of the Saw franchise (Saw II, above), will direct St. Agatha, described as a female-driven psychological horror movie. No other story details have been revealed; production begins this week in Atlanta. [Deadline]

Iggy Azalea

Bad Girl Gone: Music star Iggy Azalea (above) and her production company have acquired screen rights to Bad Girl Gone. Temple Mathew’s novel, due to be published in August, revolves around a young woman who has recently died; she “must solve her own murder in order to escape purgatory.” As if that’s not enough, she also has relationship issues. [Deadline]

Your first look at @ElizaHittman‘s Sundance award-winning BEACH RATS: https://t.co/eVZDcLTsR4pic.twitter.com/uzhXHB2Kt8

— NEON (@NEONrated) February 8, 2017

Beach Rats Teaser: The first teaser for Beach Rats effectively establishes a very intriguing mood. The indie drama, which recently debuted to acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival, follows a teenager in Brooklyn who must navigate questions of self-identity while dealing with delinquent friends and potential romances, both online and in real life. [Movieclips]

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