Gal Gadot playing leading role in Irena Sendler
Gal Gadot is certainly willing to explore an entirely new facet when it comes to her upcoming film choices. Apart from how Gal Gadot has her much-awaited second Wonder Woman film coming in next year, she has also bagged some other important projects. This latest one may just be a reminder on how the actress has the right acting chops on display and not just the looks.
According to a report in Variety, Gal Gadot has been roped in to play the leading role in Irena Sendler that is base don the Polish heroine who saved thousands of Jewish children during the Holocaust. This film is set up with Warner Bros. through Gal Gadot recently formed company, Pilot Wave with producing partner and husband, Jaron Varsano.
When it comes to the character that Gal Gadot will be playing, Sendler worked with dozens of others to smuggle out children, provide them with false identification and place them with families. She was arrested by the Gestapo in 1943 and tortured but never revealed any information about the children.
“As producers, we want to help bring stories that have inspired us to life,” Gadot and Varsano told Deadline. “Pilot Wave will create content that promotes the perspectives and experiences of unique people and produce impactful stories aimed at igniting the imagination.”
Irena Sendler follows the true story of a Irena Sendler, a Polish social worker who stood against Polish Nazi occupation and organized a network to save 2,500 Jewish children of the Warsaw Ghetto. The screenplay was written by Justine Juel Gillmer, also known for Harry Haft, another Holocaust film, and U.S. shows including The 100, Into the Badlands and Amazon’s Wheel of Time.
Additional film projects the Pilot Wave will help produce include My Dearest Fidel and the limited series Hedy Lamarr for Showtime, where Gadot will also play the film actress and inventor Lamarr, according to Deadline.