Dunham Pens “Hope” For Spielberg, Abrams

Dunham Pens Hope For Spielberg Abrams

“Girls” creator Lena Dunham has been hired to pen the film adaptation of Melissa Fleming’s non-fiction novel “A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea” for Paramount Pictures and Amblin Partners.

Producers Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams themselves reportedly hired Dunham for the project which documents the true story of Doaa Al Zamel, a Syrian refugee and mother of two fleeing Egypt for Sweden by boat.

Shipwrecked along the way, she survived for days in open water holding her two small children in each arm with only the support of an inflatable water ring. Dunham will appear in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” opening next year.

Source: Variety