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Whoopi Goldberg to Star in Terry McMillan TV Movie

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Whoopi Goldberg will star in and executive produce the film adaptation of Terry McMillan's best-selling book, A Day Late and a Dollar Short.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the film is slated to begin shooting this summer and will air on Lifetime in 2014. Goldberg is no stranger to Lifetime—she was the executive producer for Strong Medicine from 2000 to 2006.

The project also reunites McMillan with Goldberg, who co-starred with Angela Bassett in McMillan's How Stella Got Her Groove Back.

The Oscar winner and View co-host will play Viola Price, a woman who realizes that her next asthma attack could claim her life, so she sets out to fix her broken family.

"Terry McMillan is one of America's most beloved writers and A Day Late and a Dollar Short combines her signature emotional storytelling with the complex characters viewers identify with and love," said Lifetime General Manager, Rob Sharenow. "We are thrilled to be working again with Whoopi Goldberg, who will be emptying her enormous talents both in front of and behind the camera."

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