The story of the late Irena Sendlar is coming to the big screen.

British director Stuart Hazeldine broke through with the really good modestly-budgeted thriller Exam, a film that earned him a BAFTA nomination. Since then, he helmed the big screen take on The Shack, which took over $90m at the global box office.

Now? He’s directing a film about Irena Sendlar for Armory Films.

Sendler was a Polish social worker who brought together a team of young women, who in turn managed to get 2500 Jewish children out of Warsaw and away from the Nazis. The film take on her story has been co-writte by Hazeldine, Brian Pittman, Rachel Long and Agatha Dominik.

They’ve used Sendlar’s official biography as the basis for their script, and the producers got her okay to make the film before she passed away in 2008.

The movie is at the moment in the casting stage, with no word yet on just when to expect it. We’ll keep you posted on that.

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