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Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios to produce HBO film based on The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

May 12, 2010 Oprah Winfrey’s Harper Studios will join forces with Alan Ball, creator of the HBO series True Blood, to make a film version of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Memphis author Rebecca Skloot, according to an AP report today. The film will air on HBO, but no production schedule or air date has been announced. Read effusions in Variety by the principals here.

Read Chapter 16‘s review of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks here and follow media coverage of last winter’s breakaway bestseller here.