Octavia Spencer Cast to Play God in ‘The Shack’

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.

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