DeGeneres to Play Mother Nature


Ellen DeGeneres has signed on to play Mother Nature in an untitled comedy being produced by Walden Media, says The Hollywood Reporter. The project is being penned by “Sex and the City” writer-executive producer Jenny Bicks.

In the film, the Emmy-winning talk show host will return to Earth for the first time since the planet’s creation.

“I’ve always wanted to control the weather,” DeGeneres said. “Nothing will stop me from doing this … neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet. … I may be thinking of the postal service — but I’m really excited about the movie.”

The company is fast-tracking it for a potential summer shoot in L.A. while DeGeneres is on hiatus.