Freida Pinto Joins Schnabel’s “Miral”

“Slumdog Millionaire” beauty Freida Pinto has joined the cast of the Hind Husseini biopic “Miral” for Pathe Films says The Jerusalem Post.

Based on Rula Jebreal’s book, the story follows Husseini (Hiam Abbas) who founded an orphanage in Jerusalem in the wake of the 1948 partition of Palestine and the creation of the state of Israel.

Julian Schnabel (“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”) penned and will direct. Filming kicks off April 19th in Israel and the Palestinian territories. Jon Kilik will produce.