Gal Gadot will star as the Christian woman who rescued 2,500 Jewish children from the Nazis in an upcoming film.
The Israeli-Jewish actress’ first international film role was in the 2009 movie “Fast & Furious”. She later rose to fame when she became “Wonder Woman” in 2017. Time Magazine recognized her as one of 2018’s 100 most influential people in the world. Additionally, she was one of the highest-paid actresses in the world. Recently, she announced her upcoming movie that will tell the story of many Jewish people.
The film “Irena Sendler” is about a woman who played a big part in the history of the Jews. Irena Sandler was a Polish social worker, humanitarian, and nurse who served during World War II in German-occupied Warsaw. In the 1940s, she saved over 2,500 Jewish children from consecration camps created by Nazi Germany.
Together with other volunteers, she helped smuggle Jewish children out of the Warsaw Ghetto. She helped children escape by hiding them underneath stretchers or coffins. She also snuck children through the old courthouse and sewer pipes.
After taking them out of Ghetto, Irena provided them fake identities, placed them with Christian families or in convents. In 1943, Irena was arrested, tortured and sentenced to death. However, she was able to escape.
Irena died in 2008 at the age of 98 and was honored by Israeli’s Holocaust memorial. She was a “beacon of light to the world, inspiring hope and restoring faith in the innate goodness of mankind.”
Gal Gadot and her husband have chosen to produce this touching story. Justine Juel Gillmer is writing the script.
“As producers, we want to help bring stories that have inspired us to life,” the couple said in a statement. “Pilot Wave will create content that promotes the perspectives and experiences of unique people. And produce impactful stories aimed at igniting the imagination.”
Reference: The Christian Post