Oscar Winner Octavia Spencer Says Her Latest Movie, 'The Shack' Is 'Healing'

Playing Octavia Spencer On Playing God In 'The Shack': 'I See It As A Little Healing'

It was star-studded affair in New York City's Museum of Modern Art Tuesday night at the premiere for the upcoming film, The Shack, the story of a grief-stricken dad coping with the death of his daughter.

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In the film, Oscar winner Octavia Spencer plays God. She says the film presents a message of inspiration and faith.

“I think this movie offers a lot of answers to plaguing questions we all have," She told Inside Edition at the premiere. "I see it as a little healing and a little hope."

Tim McGraw, not only stars in the film, but also wrote one of its songs with his wife Faith Hill.

"We wanted to write a song that captured the arc of the movie," he told Inside Edition. "It captures the pain at the beginning and the salvation at the end."

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The film is based on the best-selling book written by William Paul Young, who said he originally wrote the story as a Christmas gift for his six kids.

"I made 15 copies at Office Depot and those 15 copies did everything I ever wanted this book to do,” he told Inside Edition. “I wrote a book for my kids, made 15 copies, and this! Beyond beautiful.”

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