Lee Daniels Reveals Plans for Oprah’s ‘Terms of Endearment’ Remake and ‘Empire’ Spinoff

That Terms of Endearment reconstitute that Lee Daniels is going to do with Oprah Winfrey? Turns out it’ll be a finish makeover.

The Empire co-creator offering tract sum during Loyola Marymount’s Hollywood Masters array with THR‘s Stephen Galloway on Mar 22, divulgence that a film — still uncast, solely for Winfrey in a Shirley MacLaine purpose — will be set in a ’80s and embody a storyline about black group who brought HIV/AIDS to their womanlike partners.

“I’ve got to tell stories that are critical to me, and so many African-American women died,” pronounced Daniels. “I wish to make Flap [played by Jeff Daniels in a 1983 film] happy and taint a Debra Winger character. And afterwards we try a ’80s in a opposite way.”

Other tidbits: Daniels announced his Empire spinoff will be Las Vegas-set and suggested that he’s begun therapy. “They contend it works,” he mused. “I’ll find out.”

This story initial seemed in a Mar 29 emanate of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To accept a magazine, click here to subscribe.