Oprah in comedy film with Sandra, Streep

LOS ANGELES: Universal Pictures has acquired an untitled comedy pitch with Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock, and Oprah Winfrey attached to star.

Michael Patrick King, who wrote and directed the Sex and the City movie and its sequel as well as the original HBO series, will pull double duty on this concept.

The comedy will center on the world of a home shopping network as the three women “make their way through the maze of mania that surrounds marketing, marriages and the media,” reports Deadline. King plans to finish the script by January.

Scheduling will be the biggest issue since Bullock is committed to starring in Gravity and attached to several others following her Oscar win.

Meryl “T-Bone” Streep does just about whatever she wants, but she’s set to appear alongside Julia Roberts in August: Osage County. Oprah is, of course, busy with her regular television show, magazine, and all-around empire. This will be her first live-action appearance since 1998’s Beloved.

King’s limited experience and “Sex and the City” background don’t exactly inspire confidence, but he certainly managed to convince a dream team of female leads to unite so he’s brewing something fascinating based on the cast alone.

With that sort of celebrity power, the pressure is definitely on to deliver a script worthy of its attached talent and the inevitable intense public scrutiny. He may have assembled an impressive ensemble, but King has his work cut out for him now.

The TV host, who was herself nominated for an Academy Award for her role in 1985’s The Color Purple, will appear in a currently-untitled new comedy created by Sex and The City writer Michael Patrick King, the Daily Express reports.

The role will be Winfrey’s first onscreen part since 1999’s Beloved

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