Garvin Produces Hannah Allam’s Tale

Producer-writer Bonnie Garvin has acquired the rights to the real-life story of journalist Hannah Allam’s experience covering the Iraq War says The Hollywood Reporter.

The story centers on Allam’s quest to save the life of her interpreter, Ban Sarhan, and Sarhan’s newborn son. When Iraqi insurgents discovered that Sarhan was working for a U.S. media company, they murdered her husband, 4-year-old daughter and mother-in-law.

Allam, unable to get assistance from the U.S. government to protect Sarhan and her infant son, set out on her own to smuggle the two out of the country.