'Butler' Director Wanted Oprah To Play Murderer

From the files of what might have been: Lee Daniels tried to cast Oprah Winfrey as a serial killer.

In an interview with Film.com, Daniels revealed that he had wanted to work with Winfrey on a thriller that would have starred the media icon as a murderer.

"She refused, and I thought it was the biggest kick," Daniels said. "The producers thought I was out of my mind for doing that. I didn't get the job, even. When I told them that I wanted Oprah for the job, they didn't even care." Read More...


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