Anyone who’s noticed Olivia Spencer’s unerring ability to steal every scene she’s every starred in may already be suspicious that she’s a bit godly. Now she may be literally God in the new movie, The Shack.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips (Sam Worthington) spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa (Octavia Spencer). Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever.’
Although the synopsis doesn’t state it flat out, Spencer’s character may be a manifestation of God. Based on William P. Young’s movie, with Stuart Hazeldine direct, The Shack is due out next Spring.