Oprah’s latest project began filming in Atlanta this summer and Winfrey has been spotted at hot spots across town. During her stay, the former talk show host was reportedly seen shopping at the Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta in Woodstock (even Oprah likes a bargain), grocery shopping at Whole Foods in Buckhead and grabbing a quick caffeine fix from Corso Coffee at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta.
Announced exclusively to Deadline, Oprah Winfrey will grace the silver screen once again in HBO’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Based on Rebecca Skloot’s 2010 New York Times bestselling book, the film tells the story of Henrietta Lacks, a poor black tobacco farmer from Roanoke, Va., whose cells were harvested without her knowledge in 1951 for medical research. Henrietta’s cells have lead to important medical developments including the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping and in vitro fertilization.
Winfrey will produce the film alongside Skloot, Alan Ball and director George C. Wolfe. Stars of the film include Winfrey, who plays Henrietta’s daughter, Deborah Lacks; Rose Byrne, who plays Skloot; and Renée Elise Goldsberry, who plays Henrietta.While no release date for The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks has been set, for now, we are excited that the Whole Foods on W Paces Ferry is one of Oprah’s favorite things!
Photo provided to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution