Octavia Spencer to Play God in Lionsgate’s Adaptation of William P. Young’s The Shack
Octavia Spencer (The Help, Get on Up, The Divergent Series: Insurgent) in in the final negotionations to play God in Lionsgate’s adaptation of author William P. Young’s best selling novel The Shack. Stuart Hazeldine is directing the film, with Gil Netter producing along with Brad Cummings. Production is set to start this spring.
Lionsgate acquired the rights to The Shack in 2013 of the novel which has sold 18 million copies worldwide in 39 different languages.
Mackenzie Allen Philips’ youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, still trapped in his great sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack.
Against his better judgement he arrives at the shack on a wintery afternoon and faces up to his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change Mack’s world forever.