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Is Katherine Heigl ditching Emmy for Oscar?

June 12, 2008 | 10:25 am


Perhaps so. Variety reports that disgruntled Emmy champ Katherine Heigl — who took herself out of contention this year after getting cheated out of face time on "Grey's Anatomy" — will be assuming one of those real-life roles that smacks of Oscar bait.

"Katherine Heigl will star in and produce the feature film adaptation of 'Escape,' the bestselling memoir of Carolyn Jessop, whose testimony helped convict polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs," Variety reports. "Jessop was born into the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints sect. At 18 she married a man 32 years her senior; at 35, she fled with her eight children."