Forest Whitaker is in talks to direct THE SHACK for Lionsgate/Summit. Based on the book by William Paul Young, the story takes place four years after a man’s daughter was abducted and presumed murdered in a shack in Oregan. Suddenly the man receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend and what he finds there will change his life forever. Whitaker is also eyeing a supporting role for himself.
John Fusco adapted the screenplay that Gill Netter and Brad Cummings will produce.
Whitaker last directed 2004’s “First Daughter”, with “Hope Floats” and “Waiting to Exhale” before that. He’s also attached to direct “Getting Happy” and “Better Angels.”
He is repped by WME.