Oscar award-winning actress Octavia Spencer (The Help 2011) will play God in a new a movie based on William P. Young’s Christian novel, The Shack.
The Shack is a bestseller that chronicles the tale of a man by the name of Mackenzie Allen Philips, a grieving father who meets God after his daughter is abducted and killed in an Oregon Shack.
“It’s a manifestation of God,” she told USA Today. “How (the film subject) see God. Not necessarily how or who or what God is.”
Production for the Stuart Hazeldine-directed film begins in April.