A Day Late And A Dollar Short is a Lifetime original movie based on the novel by Waiting To Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back writer Terry McMillan. Whoopi Goldberg has signed on to executive produce and star as an irascible matriarch who learns that her next asthma attack is likely to kill her, and she sets out to fix her fractured family before she dies. Production begins this summer for a 2014 premiere. Goldberg co-starred opposite Angela Bassett in the 1998 movie adaptation of How Stella Got Her Groove Back, and also exec produced the Lifetime drama series Strong Medicine and the 2001 original movie What Makes a Family. Stephen Tolkin will direct Dollar from a script by Shernold Edwards, and Tolkin exec produces with Goldberg, Tom Leonardis, Jeffrey Hayes and Bill Haber.