Octavia Spencer is in final negotiations to play God in Stuart Hazeldine’s film adaptation of the bestselling novel “The Shack” at Lionsgate.
Based on William P. Young’s 2007 novel, the story follows a man whose youngest daughter is abducted during a family vacation and evidence is found in an abandoned shack indicating she was murdered.
Four years on the man receives a note, apparently from God, inviting him back to the shack. Against his better judgment, he accepts the invitation and finds something there that will change his life forever.
The book has sold more than than eighteen million copies worldwide. Gil Netter and Brad Cummings will produce with filming to kick off this spring.