Gal Gadot has signed up to star in and produce the film ‘Irene Sendler’ which is based on the Polish heroine who saved children’s lives during the holocaust.
The project is based on Sendler’s work in the Polish underground in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II. 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.
Sendler was a Polish social worker, humanitarian and nurse who served in the Polish Underground during World War II in German-occupied Warsaw, and from October 1943 was head of the children’s section of Żegota, the Polish Council to Aid Jews.
Gadot will be producing via her newly set up production company, Pilot Wave, with her husband and producing partner Jaron Varsano. Marc Platt will also serve as a producer.
The project is just another notch in Gadot’s producer role, The actress is also a co-producer on ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ in which she reprises her role as Diana Prince aka Wonder Woman. She is also in development on ‘My Dearest Fidel’, a film based on Peter Kornbluh’s Politico article “‘My Dearest Fidel’: An ABC Journalist’s Secret Liaison With Fidel Castro.”
Her upcoming projects include reuniting with Kenneth Branagh for ‘Murder on the Orient Express sequel ‘Death on the Nile’. She will also be popping up in the Netflix feature ‘Red Notice’ alongside Ryan Reynolds and Dwayne Johnson.