The Times Online reports that Helen Mirren will star in “Gaza,” a drama set in the strife-torn Gaza Strip.
Mirren will play one of the few Jewish women left in the Strip. Her daughter, a journalist, is having a relationship with a Palestinian but is shot and killed.
Shooting will take place in Jordan as the recent kidnapping of BBC correspondent Alan Johnston has made the area to dangerous to enter for research purposes, let alone filming.
Frank Deasy (“Prime Suspect: The Final Act”) is penning the script with Philip Martin directing.