As Gillian Anderson is reaping the limelight with her nominations at the Golden Globes and SAG for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher on ‘The Crown’, the ‘Sex Education’ star has signed up for Marc Forster’s ‘White Bird: A Wonder Story’.

The film, which tells the story of a young Jewish girl hidden away by a boy and his family in Nazi-occupied France during World War II, will see Anderson play the role of Vivienne, the woman who along with her family must make unimaginable choices.

Mark Bomback has adapted the screenplay from R.J. Palacio’s graphic novel. Forster will take the helm. Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman are also producing the new film, along with Palacio. Renée Wolfe, who is a partner in Forster’s 2DUX2, is executive-producing. Alex Young is executive-producing for Mandeville.

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Production is set to commence in the Czech Republic later this month.

Anderson was last seen in the hit Netflix series ‘The Crown’ where she played the once British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. She returns to season 3 of Netflix series ‘Sex Education’ later this year.