Skip to comments.Lena Dunham to Adapt Refugee Survival Story for Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams
Posted on 10/29/2018 7:45:54 PM PDT by EdnaMode
Lena Dunham will write the harrowing survival tale of a Syrian refugee stranded at sea for the big screen.
Dunham has been tapped by co-producers Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams to adapt A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Refugees Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival.
The nonfiction release comes from author Melissa Fleming, the chief spokeswoman for the United Nations High Commissioner and Flatiron Books. It documents the true story of Doaa Al Zamel, a mother of two fleeing Egypt for Sweden by boat. Shipwrecked along the way, Al Zamel survived for days in open water holding two small children in each arm with only the support of an inflatable water ring.
The project is set up at Paramount Pictures with Abrams Bad Robot and Spielbergs Amblin Partners producing. Arif Hussein will executive produce. Amblin and Paramount are expected to co-distribute the title globally.
Dunham is repped by CAA. She is a co-creator and executive producer on HBOs Camping and the series Girls. She marked her breakout with the 2010 indie Tiny Furniture, for which she served as writer, director, and star.
Dunham will also appear in Quentin Tarantinos forthcoming Manson-centric ensemble drama Once Upon a Time in Hollywood alongside Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Margot Robbie.
Why dont they just burn a big pile of money right now and skip the movie no one wants to watch?
That’s cute, the Child Molester wants to make a screenplay.
Sounds very Hollywood and very Jewish.
Dunham is a Democrat and for her advertising support for Hillary Clinton she is being given a choice job by Spielberg and Abrams as a funneling method for donating more money to the DNC while making a propaganda movie that will further our progressive causes - long live Stalin
Its becoming more and more apparent to me that CAA will only promote you if you toe the Democrat line.
Written by this dunce, I’m sure the resulting product will totally stink.
A comedian actress is adapting a book by a UN flunky about a “Syrian refugee” who fled Egypt for Sweden.
She’ll make sure that her character is nude...often...for no apparent reason.
How about doing a movie about the Islamofascist rapists in Malmo? A-holes? Oh, that's right, Demwits hate women. Thanks EdnaMode.
Egypt to Sweden by sea? Must have been a big boat and that's a heckuva trip. Although Orr did it in a life raft in Catch-22....
I'll be sure to miss that.
Talk about Endless Trash!
Thd story of survival after the molestation by an older sister.
I don’t want to listen to a whale singing to Ishmael.
just re-distribute large pile of money to underpaid actors and actresses
I can hardly wait to miss it.
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