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Wonder Woman actress to star in biopic about inspirational Christian woman

Tue 22 Oct 2019
By Tola Mbakwe

Gal Gadot, who starred in "Wonder Woman", will tell the story of another kind of heroine.

The Israeli actress is producing and starring in a film about a Christian woman who helped save Jewish children from the Nazi Holocaust during WWII. 

The biopic called "Irena Sendler" is being described as a fact-based historical thriller.

 

It shows how the Polish woman, of the same name, stood "against Nazi Germany's occupation of Poland and the incredible network she developed to care for and save 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto," according to TV and film news website Deadline.

"Following her arrest by the Gestapo during the height of the war, the drama becomes a race against time to save not only herself but the identities of the hidden thousands who'll face certain execution."

Sendler is known for placing the children with families and Catholic convents where they were given Christian names to protect their identity and taught prayers in case they were arrested and forced to prove their identity.

Gadot is producing the film with her husband Jason Varsonao under their new company Pilot Wave.

Gadot and Varsano told Deadline: "As producers, we want to help bring stories that have inspired us to life.

"Pilot Wave will create content that promotes the perspectives and experiences of unique people and produce impactful stories aimed at igniting the imagination."

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