Octavia Spencer arrives at the World Premiere of Disney's "Cinderella" at the El Capitan Theatre on March 1, 2015 in Hollywood.
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March 7, 2015 8:43 AM EST

Octavia Spencer is finalizing negotiations to play God in an upcoming film adaptation of The Shack.

The bestselling 2007 novel from William P. Young has sold more than 18 million copies around in the world and has been translated into 39 languages, Variety reports. The book revolves around the disappearance of one man’s daughter during a family vacation; four years after authorities conclude she was murdered in a shack, her father receives a note from God instructing him to revisit the scene of the crime.

Spencer, who won an Oscar for The Help, can next be seen opposite Shailene Woodley in the second installment of the Divergent series, Insurgent, hitting theaters March 20.


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