Steven Spielberg’s Amblin options World War II drama
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners is set to bring a story set during the Second World War to life. The company has recently optioned the rights to a book proposal by author Judy Batalion entitled Daughters of the Resistance: Valor, Fury, and the Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos. As the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, Batalion wrote the proposal which “promises a narrative history unveiling the previously untold story of young Jewish women and girls who fought in the Resistance against the Nazis” and is based on her “original discovery of these women’s firsthand accounts in Yiddish.”
She previously wrote a memoir entitled White Walls: A Memoir About Motherhood, Daughterhood, and the Mess in Between, detailing her experiences of being a hoarder and how it affected her when she had a daughter,
DreamWorks Pictures would take on the duties responsible with bringing Daughters of the Resistance to the big screen and Batalion would work as a co-producer. There is no word on who would direct the prospective project and although it would be nothing short of spectacular if Spielberg were to direct, he’s a pretty busy man for the next few years. His adaptation of Ready Player One will release in March and he’s planning on beginning production on either a fifth Indiana Jones project or remaking another West Side Story.
While he currently has a ton on his plate, Spielberg has shown his immense fondness of bringing works set during WWII to the big screen, including directing and winning Academy Awards for both Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan,
Daughters of the Resistance is set to publish in 2020.
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