Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot will sign the production and play Irena Sendler, a film inspired by the life of a Polish heroine who saved thousands of Jewish children during the Holocaust, writes Deadline.
Irena Sendler will be produced by Warner Bros. through Pilot Wave, the newly formed company of Gadot and her husband, Jaron Varsano, who is a production partner. Marc Platt is also associated with the production.
Justine Juel Gilmer, whose track record also includes the Harry Haft film, will sign the script, inspired by the bold and illicit actions of the young Sendler in Nazi-occupied Poland and in the Warsaw ghetto during World War II. Sendler has collaborated with dozens of other people to safely get children out of the ghetto, giving them fake papers and adoptive families. Although Gestapo was arrested in 1943 and tortured, Sendler did not cast his collaborators.
Born in Israel, Gadot signs the production and also plays Wonder Woman 1984, which will premiere next year. He also plays in Kenneth Branagh’s film Death on the Nile as Linnet Ridgeway-Doyle, the film being a continuation of the Crime in the East. The Israeli-born actress also stars alongside Dwayne Johnson and Ryan Reynolds in Netflix’s Red Notice.
Gadot and Versano also play in My Dearest Fidel, with the production signed by Sue Kroll. The project is inspired by Peter Kornbluh’s article My Dearest Fidel: An ABC Journalist’s Secret Liason With Fidel Castro (“My Dear Fidel: An ABC Journalist’s Secret Link with Fidel Castro”)