Lena Dunham Tapped by Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams to Adapt Syrian Refugee Story

The “Girls” creator is set to adapt the non-fiction novel “A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea” by Melissa Fleming and has gotten the approval of J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg.

She will write an adaptation of the non-fiction novel “A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Refugee’s Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival,” by author Melissa Fleming.

The project is set up at Paramount and is being produced by Spielberg’s Amblin Partners and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot. 

The book that was originally released in January 2017, documents the journey of a young Syrian woman, Doaa Al-Zamel, and her rescue from the Mediterranean as one of the few survivors of a capsized boat of refugees.

Fleming is chief spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), who travels to war zones and refugee camps.


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