The 1983 original earned a number of Oscars, including best picture, best adapted screenplay and best directing.
She changed television for women with daring – and famous – portrayals in the 1960s and 1970s.
Lyndsy Fonseca and Elizabeth Cappuccino will play sisters in the horror drama from author James Frey.
Filming has now begun for the film, which has eyed a debut just after Easter in 2018.
Chris Pine and Gugu Mbatha-Raw have signed on to play the parents of a young Meg Murry, who goes through extraordinary means to find her father.
This has huge potential for greatness.
Kevin McCarthy chats with the cast and director of Lee Daniels’ The Butler.
In theaters August 16, 2013.