Sendler – A Female Schindler’s List

Producers Jeff Rice and Jeff Most have teamed with screenwriter Lawrence Spagnola for a biopic of Irena Sendler says The Hollywood Reporter.

Sendler was a WW2 Polish social worker who was part of the underground where she helped save about 2,500 Jewish children by smuggling them out of the Warsaw ghetto. She kept track of them, as well as their original and new identities, with names hidden in jars.

Sendler, a Catholic, was arrested in 1943 by the Gestapo, tortured and sentenced to death but was saved on the way to her execution. She then continued her work while in hiding.

Spagnola is writing the script, and the producers intend to take it out to studios after a preliminary draft is completed.