Oprah Winfrey Joins The Cast of John Legend's CROW: THE LEGEND
According to The Hollywood Reporter, After appearing in Ava DuVernay's A Wrinkle in Time, Oprah Winfrey has lined up another film project, one that will keep her in Hollywood and locked in a visual brand of storytelling.
Baobab Studios unveiled in Cannes additional casting for its virtual reality short project Crow: The Legend, which is being executive produced by John Legend, who worked with Winfrey and Ava DuVernay on Selma.
Written and directed by animator and Baobab co-founder Eric Darnell (Madagascar, Antz), who is in Cannes, Crow: The Legend has voice talent that includes Tye Sheridan (Ready Player One) as Turtle; Liza Koshy (Freakish) as Owl; Sarah Eagle Heart (CEO of Native Americans in Philanthropy) as Luna; Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat) as Skunk; Diego Luna (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) as Moth; 83-year-old tribal elder and lifelong Native American rights crusader Randy Edmonds as Narrator; Winfrey as THE ONE Who Creates Everything by Thinking; and Legend as Crow.
For 25 years, Winfrey was host of the award-winning talk show "The Oprah Winfrey Show." As Chairman and CEO, she's guiding her successful cable network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, is the founder of O, The Oprah Magazine, and oversees Harpo Films.
Winfrey is a Golden Globe Award-nominated actress for her role in "The Color Purple," earned critical acclaim in "Lee Daniels' The Butler" and produced and acted in the Academy Award-winning film "Selma." Winfrey starred in the Emmy-nominated HBOFilms "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" and will portray "Mrs. Which" in Disney's "Wrinkle in Time" film adaptation from director Ava DuVernay releasing in March 2018.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South AFRICA as they celebrate the school's seventh graduating class. Winfrey established the school in 2007 to provide education for academically gifted girls from disadvantaged backgrounds. Graduates of the school have continued on to higher education both in South AFRICA and at colleges and universities around the world.
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